We are so excited to officially launch our Telehealth program here at the Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic. Telehealth is an online program that allows virtual patient-to-clinical contact, care, and treatment. For your safety and convenience, our providers and nurses can meet with you in the comfort and safety of your home using Telehealth. Some of the uses of Telehealth include medical assessment, care coordination, prescription assistance, health education, and referrals to specialists.
Making an appointment is easy. Just call 843-470-9088 and ask to schedule a Telehealth visit. From there, you can pick from a variety of flexible appointment days and times. Once your appointment is made, begin making a list of questions to ask your provider. When it is time for your appointment, you will be sent a link via text or e-mail that gives you access to a private HIPPA compliant room to meet with your provider.
There are a few things you will need for your appointment:
A smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera
Internet access (preferably Wi-Fi in order to avoid cellular data lag)
Your permission granted for texting and e-mail. We will need your verbal or written permission in order to contact you via text or email.
A space in your home where you can have a private uninterrupted talk with your provider
Your medications for your provider to see.
With help from telehealth, we are able to continue helping our patients during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. If you have any further questions about Telehealth, please call 843-470-9088.
With the current spikes in COVID-19 cases around the state, it is important to know how to properly wear a face mask. Face masks and face coverings can help protect yourself and those around you. The CDC recommends “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.” Wear a mask when you can’t social distance. Why? Because masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Check out these guidelines to learn how to slow the spread.
Wear your Face Covering Correctly
Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
Make sure you can breathe easily
Use the Face Covering to Protect Others
Wear a face covering to help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms
Keep the covering on your face the entire time you’re in public
Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead
Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands
Follow Everyday Health Habits
Stay at least 6 feet away from others
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time
Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home
Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance. We are excited to have received this top rating highlighting our commitment to providing quality care for our patients. For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org.