New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) is recognizing National Health Center Week (NHCW) this August 7-13. The week-long celebration is part of a national campaign to recognize the vital role that health centers play in providing health care access to our communities.
As the nation’s largest primary care provider, health centers are the safety net for nearly 30 million people offering comprehensive primary care to individuals regardless of their insurance status.
In the Upstate, NHFHS has been improving the health of the communities we serve since 1992. Nearly 23,000 individuals rely on our organization each year to access a variety of services including primary medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and laboratory services regardless of their insurance status. NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless Program and Ryan White Program serve over 3,600 patients in 13 counties and over 1,200 patients in 10 counties, respectively.
NHFHS also operates South Carolina’s first-ever in-shelter Medical Respite Care Program to provide a safe place for those experiencing homelessness to rest, recover and receive medical support after discharge from the hospital. Through a partnership with Miracle Hill Ministries, the Medical Respite Care Program continues to be the only service of its kind in the state and is offered at the Greenville Rescue Mission and Shepherd’s Gate shelters.
NHFHS will be recognizing National Health Center Week with the following events. Visit www.newhorizonfhs.org/nhcw2022 to learn more including “5 Ways You Can Celebrate National Health Center Week” by making your own health a priority!
Monday, August 8
Tune in to our Facebook page for a behind-the-scenes look with NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program staff on the Mobile Medical Unit!
Tuesday, August 9
To recognize the important work of health centers, City of Greenville Mayor Knox White is proclaiming this week as National Health Center Week! Vice Mayor Pro Tem, Dorothy Dowe, will be delivering the proclamation at our 975 W. Faris Road office in Greenville at 10:00 am.
Tune in to our Facebook page this morning for a virtual story time with NHFHS’ Morgan Simmons, PA!
NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Greenville office at 975 W. Faris Road.
Wednesday, August 10 – Patient Appreciation Day
Have an appointment at our Faris Road office? Stop by our Advocacy Table and sign up as a Health Center Advocate to support the work we do! Visit www.hcadvocacy.org/join to learn more about health center advocacy and why making your voice heard in support of health centers is important.
NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Travelers Rest office at 1588 Geer Highway.
Thursday, August 11
City of Travelers Rest Mayor Brandy Amidon will be presenting a National Health Center Week proclamation at NHFHS’ Travelers Rest office, located at 1588 Geer Highway, at 9:00 am!
City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner will be presenting a National Health Center Week proclamation at NHFHS’ Greer office, located at 111-A Berry Avenue, at 1:00 pm!
NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will also be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Greer office.
Friday, August 12 – Staff Appreciation Day – Career Table
As part of our staff appreciation day, we invite you to consider joining our team! Are you seeking a new opportunity while making a difference in the health of your community? Drop by our Career Table today at 975 W. Faris Road in Greenville from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to learn more about our job openings. For a full list of open positions, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org/careers/current-openings/.
About New Horizon Family Health Services
NHFHS operates medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest; a dental office in Greenville; two mobile medical units and a mobile dental unit. The mission of NHFHS is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities we serve. To learn more, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
NHFHS is partially financially supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Health Service Act. Of total operating costs, 26% is funded by federal support. For this year’s budget, the federal grant funding is $6,612,646. Seventy – four percent (74%) of total costs will be financed by non-governmental sources.
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