|FREE CLINIC READY FOR NEW PATIENTS|
|Written by Susan Weinberg|
|Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:23|
Boone’s Community Care Clinic is ready to accept new patients, announced Marian Peters, Clinic Director. The Clinic, which provides free medical care to low-income, uninsured members of the community, will be open on a longer weekly schedule of day and evening hours.
“It’s amazing that we’ve gone from being open 3 hours per week to 28 hours per week in less than a year. So many people in the community have made that possible—from the nurses and doctors who donate their time, to the volunteers who remodeled offices and exam rooms—there’s been a huge range of effort to make this expansion a reality.”
The expansion of services also has been made possible by a recent grant from the N.C. Office of Rural Health and Community Care, as well as by individual contributions.
In addition to primary care, the Clinic offers health education classes and consultation, as well as chiropractic care off-site and periodic specialty clinics for current patients in gynecology, cardiology, and neurology. A number of local medical and dental practices generously accept referrals of one or more Clinic patients each month.
The Community Care Clinic shares a building with the Hunger Coalition and is located on Health Center Drive (former Health Department location) near the intersection of Bamboo Road and Brookhollow Road. It is the last stop on the Appalcart’s Green Route.
New patients who are uninsured are welcome to call the Appointment Line at 828-265-8591.
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