Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center Receives Sentara Healthcare Grant for Integrated Health Care

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L-R: Wendy Pierce, Supervisor of Neighborhood Advantages & Grants, Sentara Healthcare; Aaron Thompson, Govt Director of Olde Towne Medical & Dental Heart; Amber Value, President, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Heart; Christopher James, Chair, Olde Towne Medical & Dental Heart Board of Administrators. (Olde Towne Medical & Dental Heart)

WILLIAMSBURG — Olde Towne Medical & Dental Heart introduced Friday it’s the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Sentara Healthcare.

The grant will assist Olde Towne’s Complete Built-in Care Mannequin for bodily and behavioral well being providers and increase dental providers and telehealth availability for each medical and dental appointments, in line with a press launch.

“Being the recipient of this grant vastly enhances Olde Towne persevering with to be a viable well being middle for the susceptible sufferers in our neighborhood,” Olde Towne’s Govt Director, Aaron Thompson, mentioned. “It’s one other prudent method that Olde Towne continues its mission of assuring entry to high quality well being and wellness care to the residents and workforce of the larger Williamsburg neighborhood.”

One of many focuses of the grant is to make sure larger entry to behavioral well being providers for adults, youngsters and households, Olde Towne famous within the launch, a necessity it meets as “one of many few suppliers within the space caring for uninsured and underinsured adults and kids, a susceptible inhabitants in larger Williamsburg.”

Olde Towne highlighted that behavioral well being care is a big a part of the providers it supplies for its sufferers, with analysis exhibiting that many sufferers that suffer from psychological sickness additionally undergo from power sickness and should typically develop co-occurring substance use issues that exacerbate well being outcomes over time.

In line with Olde Towne, its “capacity to include each main care and behavioral well being helps slender the hole of well being disparities for sure populations within the Williamsburg neighborhood.”

The grant will assist the enlargement of the prevailing coordinated care of main bodily well being and behavioral well being of sufferers, it mentioned, whereas additionally permitting for expanded dental providers, entry to which has improved with latest enlargement of Medicaid.

Grant funds may also be used to extend telehealth for each medical and dental sufferers, which Olde Towne notes can eradicate potential boundaries to entry.

Olde Towne Medical & Dental Heart is a nonprofit, community-based rural well being clinic offering well being and dental providers to uninsured and underinsured residents dwelling and dealing within the Metropolis of Williamsburg, James Metropolis and York Counties. For extra info,  go to oldetownemedicalcenter.org or name 757-259-3258 

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