Dear Faith Community Partners,

Blue Ridge Health (former Good Samaritan Clinic) has been in a bit of a growth spurt over the past several months and we need your help in getting the word out in the community.  We’ve been sending out periodic updates via social media, email, and the newspaper to try to reach different parts of the community to let them know about expanded healthcare services now available.  If you have a place in your church newsletter or bulletin or other means of communication, we would appreciate it if you could place this information in it to help us spread the word.  Also, please know that I’m also happy to come and speak to small groups about available healthcare resources provided to our community by Blue Ridge Health.

Many thanks for your support!  This has been a community effort to bring in these additional services!

Rebecca

The Good Samaritan Clinic is now Blue Ridge Health!

We are a nonprofit community health center with a mission to provide healthcare that is accessible and affordable for ALL.

How is Blue Ridge Health different from the Good Samaritan Clinic?

  • We now serve patients of any age, including children.
  • We now serve patients regardless of where they live.
  • We now serve patients regardless of insurance status.
  • We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, etc.
  • We have a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured or are under-insured.
  • No one is turned away for inability to pay.

How is Blue Ridge Health similar to the Good Samaritan Clinic?

  • We continue to provide a tremendous amount of charity care for those who cannot afford the high cost of healthcare.
  • We continue to provide nurse case management, connections with community resources, access to low-cost or free medications, and referrals to community partners and healthcare specialists.
  • We continue to serve as a clinical learning site for WCU and SCC students.
  • We continue to rely on the support of community partners, faith communities, individual donors, and volunteers to provide care to our neighbors.

What healthcare services are provided onsite?

  • Primary Care for Adults and Children
  • Behavioral Health Counseling for Adults and Children
  • Medication Assistance Program
  • Providers include:

o   Judy Seago, MD

o   Mary Puckett, PA-C

o   Chelsea Batten, PA-C

o   Jessica Prior, MD

o   Ali Campbell, LCSW-A, LCAS

 

What new resources are available?

  • Newly renovated clinical space  (Suite C of former Sylva Medical Center)
  • New exam tables and exam room furnishings/equipment
  • Electronic Health Record System
  • Spanish-language translation services available Monday-Friday

REBECCA MATHIS

Community Engagement

293 Hospital Road, Suite B

Sylva NC 28779

828.477.4334 | www.brchs.com