New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) will be recognizing National Health Center Week (NHCW) this August 9-15. This year’s theme is Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future. The week-long celebration is part of a national campaign to increase awareness of the ways health centers shine a light in communities by providing affordable access to health care.
To recognize the vital work of health centers, City of Greenville Mayor Knox White, City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner and City of Travelers Rest Mayor Brandy Amidon have proclaimed the week as National Health Center Week in their communities.
Community Health Centers (CHCs), like NHFHS, have provided quality, affordable, patient-centered, comprehensive primary and preventative health care to vulnerable populations for more than 50 years. Nationally, Health Centers deliver care to over 29 million people, produce $26 billion in annual health system savings, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and visits to the ER and serve one in five Medicaid beneficiaries at a 24% lower cost compared to other providers.
NHFHS has served the Upstate since 1992 and provides health care to more than 28,000 individuals regardless of their insurance status. Patients can access a variety of services including primary medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and laboratory services. NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless Program and Ryan White Program serve over 2,500 patients in 13 counties and over 1,200 patients in 10 counties, respectively. In the Upstate, NHFHS produces an estimated $29 million in annual savings to our local health care delivery system by offering a more cost-effective way to provide care to our community.
NHFHS will be celebrating the week with the following virtual events. Follow us on Facebook to tune in!
Monday, August 10 – 11:00 am
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program Mobile Medical Unit Virtual Tour
Have you seen our Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Mobile Medical Unit in your community? Join us on Monday, August 10, as we take you on a virtual tour of the 35-foot “doctor’s office on wheels” with HCH Program Director, Brandon Cook.
Tuesday, August 11 – 10:00 am
“What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit” – Facebook Live Event
Join us as New Horizon Family Dental Care's Chief of Dentistry, Dr. Emily Colao, shares what you can expect at your child's first dental visit and how practicing smart dental habits at an early age can help keep your child's teeth and gums healthy.
Wednesday, August 12 – 10:00 am
Virtual Story Time!
Tune in for a virtual story time in English and Espanol with NHFHS providers, Ms. Jessica St. John, FNP and Mr. Francisco Rojo, FNP.
Saturday, August 15 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drive-Thru Backpack Giveaway – 975 W. Faris Road, Greenville
NHFHS’ Greenville medical office will be hosting a drive-thru backpack giveaway, sponsored by Healthy Blue SC, to help students get ready for school. Attendees must remain in their vehicle and are asked to wear a mask.
We will also be holding the following activities throughout the week:
Children’s Coloring Contest!
To participate, download the NHCW coloring page from our website at www.newhorizonfhs.org or pick up from any NHFHS office for your child to have some coloring fun! Entries may be returned to any NHFHS office, emailed to email@example.com or posted on Facebook while tagging NHFHS by August 13 for a chance to win a back-to-school supply gift card.
Sign Up as a Health Center Advocate
Want to support the work we do? Sign up as a Health Center Advocate at www.hcadvocacy.org/takeaction/ and make your voice heard. NHFHS patients can also receive assistance with voter registration at NHFHS offices.
NHFHS operates medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest, a dental office in Greenville, a mobile medical unit and a mobile dental unit. Services include primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, pharmacy and laboratory services. 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.
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, 23% is funded by federal support. For this year’s budget, the federal grant funding is $5,864,494. Seventy – seven percent (77%) of total costs will be financed by non-governmental sources.