Community Partner Spotlight: Piedmont Health Services Burlington Community Health Center
Burlington Community Health Center, a part of Piedmont Health Services, is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that offers wrap-around services to its patients with medical staff on call 24 hours a day. The center has changed its approach and is focusing on the whole person by offering all-inclusive services to each of its patients. Each patient along with their medical exam, is offered a behavioral assessment and subsequent referrals are made by the case manager if necessary.
Services range from standard medical check-ups, on-site pharmacy and laboratory services, dental treatment and short-term counseling. We are able to assist in funding their case manager position, who ensures patients have everything they need outside of medical assistance. The dental clinic has two chairs available and they do mostly restorative practices. All service at the Burlington Community Health Center are offered on a sliding fee scale based on the patient’s poverty level.
While visiting the center, we were also able to see their PACE (program of all-inclusive care for the elderly) facility. It is offered to those 55 years or older and are nursing-home eligible but are able to stay safely in their home. Staff pick up the residents from their homes and have access to medical-care, dietary counseling, and socialization with other program participants through different planned activities. It is a lively bunch and allows people to stay out of a nursing home.
We are proud to be a supporter of an organization like Piedmont Health Services Burlington Community Health Center that offers so much to the citizens of Alamance County and beyond.
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