Clinic Unveils Enhanced Services As City Battles Record High Chronic Disease Fatalities [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Bowstern Release; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Bowstern Release; Lanetra Bennett Email

Tallahassee, FL - A local clinic has changed its name to reflect its expanded services to the under and uninsured.

The Neighborhood Health Services at the Lincoln Neighborhood Center in Tallahassee is now the Neighborhood Medical Center.

New patient services include chronic disease management, women's care pediatrics, radiological services and educational programs.

Administrators say it comes at a time when Tallahassee shows rising chronic disease fatality numbers for HIV/AIDS patients and continues to battle high infant mortality.

Executive Director Oretha Jones says, "It's definitely going to make a difference. We're just being able to expand what we've been doing all the time and be able to get more people in the door. So, it will definitely make a difference. It's just absolutely wonderful."

The center serves Tallahassee and surrounding counties.

Tuesday, doctors performed their first mammogram in the center's new mobile unit.


Tallahassee, FL - Neighborhood Health Services (NHS) is hosting a press event to unveil new service offerings for women, children and chronic disease management patients. This comes at a time when Tallahassee holds record high chronic disease fatality numbers for HIV/AIDS patients and continues to battle infant mortality rates. These additional service offerings, along with an enhanced brand launch, are the culmination of NHS's extensive efforts to provide quality healthcare to those in need in Tallahassee.

When:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Neighborhood Health Services
438 West Brevard Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(Inside the Lincoln Neighborhood Center / Parking is available in semi-circle driveway at front of building)

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For 38 years, NHS has provided compassionate and comprehensive healthcare for the medically underserved, uninsured, and homeless of Tallahassee and surrounding counties. Priding themselves on being the community's healthcare safety net, they provide expert and cost-effective care in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere. Their mission is to serve those in need by providing and facilitating access to care and by enhancing the health of individuals through education, prevention and outreach. For more information about Neighborhood Health Services visit www.NHSclinic.org .


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