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

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

WILLIAMSBURG — Olde Towne Medical & Dental Middle 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 companies and broaden dental companies and telehealth availability for each medical and dental appointments, in keeping with a press launch.

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

One of many focuses of the grant is to make sure higher entry to behavioral well being companies for adults, kids 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 higher Williamsburg.”

Olde Towne highlighted that behavioral well being care is a big a part of the companies it gives for its sufferers, with analysis displaying that many sufferers that suffer from psychological sickness additionally endure from persistent sickness and should usually develop co-occurring substance use issues that exacerbate well being outcomes over time.

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

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

Grant funds may even be used to extend telehealth for each medical and dental sufferers, which Olde Towne notes can remove potential obstacles to entry.

Olde Towne Medical & Dental Middle is a nonprofit, community-based rural well being clinic offering well being and dental companies to uninsured and underinsured residents residing 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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