You told us and we listened! To accommodate our patients Ellington Family Clinic has new hours. William Watkins, FNP is now seeing patients Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Dr. Tammy Lindsay is now seeing patients on Wednesday from 7am to 12pm. You can call 573-663-2525 to schedule your appointment.
William Watkins, FNP-BC is now seeing patients Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm. You can schedule your appointment by calling 573-663-2525.
Please join Missouri Highlands Health Care in welcoming Ashley Oldham, FNP-BC to our Naylor location. Ashley will be seeing patients Monday through Friday.
Missouri Highlands’ is proud to announce the addition of digital x ray at our Shannon County Family Clinic. This allows our providers to quickly diagnose and treat our patients in a more timely manner. MHHC also offers digital x rays in our Naylor, Ellington, Viburnum and Van Buren locations. Call any of our locations for an appointment today.
Missouri Highlands Health Care
Samantha Hill, RN- Marketing Director
Missouri Highlands awarded $1 Million Dollar Grant to expand Dental Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ellington, Missouri, September 25, 2015- According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, HHS announced last week that nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy, and vision care. Nearly $150 million will be awarded to 160 health centers for facility renovation, expansion, or construction to increase patient or service capacity.
“These awards will give 1.4 million more Americans across every state accessed to comprehensive, quality health care,” said Secretary Burwell.” With these awards, health centers will be able to do things like increase their hours of operation, hire more behavioral health providers, add dental facilities, better treat patients with opioid use disorders, and help people get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and make the journey from coverage to primary care.”
Missouri Highlands Health Care was awarded both the Expanded Service Grant and was one of the 160 health center awardees of the Health Infrastructure Investment Program. The Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP) supports existing Health Center Program grantees’ efforts to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventative health services to medically underserved populations through the alteration/renovation, expansion, or construction of a facility.
“As a front-line provider of primary care services to the region, the announcement this week by HHS of the dual awards will strengthen Missouri Highlands Health Care’s ability to provide medical and dental services to our entire seven county area. The HIIP award of $1 million will enable Missouri Highlands to expand the Iron County Medical Clinic in Pilot Knob to include a state of the art dental clinic. We are thrilled at the opportunity this provides our patients as dental care is one of the most critical community needs in our region” says Karen R. White, CEO Missouri Highlands Health Care.
Missouri Highlands Health Care places particular emphasis on care provided to uninsured and underinsured patients. They accept Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance and offer a sliding fee scale for patients that are uninsured or underinsured. Missouri Highlands provides preventative and primary medical care, preventative and restorative dental care, behavioral health services, prescription assistance programs, tele-health services and case management/referral services. For more information about our services, please call 573-663-2313. Visit our website at www.mohigh.org and like Missouri Highlands Health Care on Facebook.
Do you have Medicare Part D?
2015 Open Enrollment
October 15th– December 7th
ü Are you overwhelmed with the options and unsure about which plan is best for you?
ü Did you know that Missouri Highlands can help you?
Sheila Ruble, CAC
For more information, call:
Mondays & Fridays 573-546-0213
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 573-663-2504
Ellington, Missouri, September 2, 2015, – Missouri Highlands Health Care has recently been approved and credentialed as a Veterans’ Choice Provider. If eligible, area veterans can now receive local health care services at all Missouri Highlands Medical Facilities which are located in Iron, Reynolds, Carter, Shannon, Ripley, and Butler Counties in Southeast Missouri.
“MHHC strives to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to all patients regardless of payor source. This is yet another program that we are thrilled to be a part of so we can provide our deserving veterans the high quality care that they need, close to home.”says Karen White, Chief Executive Officer of Missouri Highlands Health Care.
The department of Veterans Affairs strives to ensure quality, timely care for all veterans. In an effort to increase veterans access to healthcare, the VA implemented the Veterans Choice Program- a program that allows eligible veterans to use approved Healthcare Providers outside of the VA network. This was implemented as part of the Veteran’s Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
To be eligible for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), you must have been enrolled in VA healthcare on or before August 1, 2014 or you are eligible to enroll as a recently discharged combat veteran. You must meet one of the following criteria:
You are told by your local VA medical facility that you will need to wait more than 30 days for an appointment from the date clinically determined by your physician; Your home is more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest VA medical Facility; You need to travel by plane or boat to the VA medical facility closest to your home; You face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to the closest VA Medical facility based on geographic challenges, environmental factors or a medical condition; You reside in a state or US Territory without a full service VA medical facility that provides hospital care, emergency services, and surgical care having a surgical complexity of standard and reside more than 20 miles from such a VA medical facility.
If you believe that you have met the qualifying criteria and you believe you are eligible to receive this VA benefit, call the Choice Program Call Center at 1-866-606-8198 to verify your eligibility and to set up an appointment. You may also visit www.va.gov for more information
Missouri Highlands Health Care places particular emphasis on care provided to uninsured and underinsured patients. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance and offer a sliding fee scale for patients that are uninsured or underinsured that is based on household income and size. Missouri Highlands provides preventative and primary medical care, preventative and restorative dental care, behavioral health services, prescription assistance programs, telehealth services and case management/referral services. For more information about our services, please call Samantha Hill, RN-Marketing Director at 573-663-2313 or visit our website at www.mohigh.org and like Missouri Highlands Health Care on Facebook.
Our Shannon County Family Clinic in Eminence has NEW CLINIC HOURS. Susan Norris, FNP, and staff are now scheduling patients Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Call 573-226-5505 to schedule your appointment!
Every 4th Saturday The Bread Shed is at Ellsinore General Baptist Church @ 8:00 AM. OPEN TO ANYONE IN NEED. This is great for any families that need a little extra help with groceries.
|Dr. Overkamp Flyer|
|Thursday, July 30, 20152:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. v Free Food & Drinks
v Prizes & Giveaways
v Free Health Screenings
v Tours of the Facility
v Meet & Greet with Staff
| Ellington Family Clinic
61 Highway Y
(Behind People’s Bank)
|You are invited to join us to welcome Dr. Susan Overkamp, Ellington Family Clinic’s new Full-Time Physician beginning August 3, 2015. Call 573-663-2525 for more information|
Missouri Highland Health Care is seeking a to hire a full time LCSW to assume the responsibilities of the organization’s behavioral health program for our southern service area located in Van Buren, Poplar Bluff, and Naylor, Missouri. This job will require travel through the areas we serve. LCSWs should exhibit good communication skills, counsel patients one on one, develop treatment plans, and be able to work and collaborate with professional(s) within the organization. 2 years in a clinical setting is required. MHHC offers an excellent benefit package, paid holidays, and 401K. Submit resume by July 30th, 2015, to Samantha Gamblin, Human Resources Manager, Missouri Highlands HealthCare, P.O. Box 157, Ellington, MO 63638. For further assistance, you may call 573-663-2313. Fax resumes to 573-663-2441. Missouri Highlands Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States in both men and women. Missouri Highlands is thrilled to be chosen as the recipient of the Walgreens CHANGE Grant, which is distributed through the American Cancer Society. This grant allows us to screen all patients over age 50 for colorectal cancer using the FOBT kits for FREE. Patients can pick up the kits at any of our medical clinics and perform the test in the privacy of their own homes. Once the kit is returned, patients are asked to complete a five question multiple choice survey, after which, they can choose a FREE gift for participating. Funding may be available for transportation issues and to help pay for additional testing, if needed. Call your local Missouri Highlands clinic for more details!
Missouri Highlands calls attention to Mental Health Month
Contact: Samantha Hill, RN- Marketing Director
Ellington, Missouri- May 5, 2015—Addressing mental health before Stage 4—this year’s theme for May is
Mental Health Month—calls attention to the importance addressing mental health symptoms early,
identifying potential underlying diseases, and planning an appropriate course of action on a path
towards overall health. Mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most
critical points in the disease process—before Stage 4.“When we think about cancer, heart disease, or
diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them,” said Deana Payne, LCSW, and Behavioral Health Director of
Missouri Highlands Health Care. “We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. So why don’t we
do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness? This Mental Health
Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn the signs, ask for help if needed, address symptoms early,
and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health.” One of the quickest and
easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to
take a mental health screening. Mental Health America has online screening tools for depression,
anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder at mhascreening.org. MHA’s goal is to get
every American screened and aware of their mental health, so they can address it #B4Stage4. MHA has
also developed a series of fact sheets available on its website (www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may) on
realizing the critical importance of addressing mental health early, recognizing the risk factors and signs
of mental illness and how and where to get help when needed.
“When feelings and emotions get overwhelming, it’s hard to know what to do,” Payne said.
“Sometimes, these early symptoms might not ever become serious. Like a cough, they often go away on
their own, and are nothing to fear. But sometimes, they are a sign of something more severe and
shouldn’t be ignored. “Taking a screening is the first step to protect your mental health, and addressing
mental illness before Stage 4.Research shows that by ignoring symptoms, we lose ten years in which we
could intervene in order to change people’s lives for the better. During most of these years most people
still have supports that allow them to succeed—home, family, friends, school, and work. Intervening
effectively during early stages of mental illness can save lives and change the trajectories of people living
with mental illnesses.
“Prevention, early identification and intervention, and integrated services work,” concluded Payne.
“When you address symptoms before Stage 4, people can often recover quickly, and live full and
Missouri Highlands Health Care, a non-profit organization and federally qualified health center,
endeavors to meet the primary and preventive health care needs of the residents of Carter, Reynolds,
Shannon, Iron, Ripley, Butler, and Wayne counties in Missouri. Missouri Highlands Health Care commits
to providing high quality, cost effective care and services to all patients, regardless of payer source.
Missouri Highlands Health Care places particular emphasis on care provided to uninsured and
underinsured patients. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance and offer a sliding fee scale for
patients that are uninsured or underinsured that is based on household income and size. Missouri
Highlands provides preventative and primary medical care, preventative and restorative dental care,
behavioral health services, prescription assistance programs, telehealth services and case
management/referral services. For more information, visit our website at www.mohigh.org and like
Missouri Highlands Health Care on Facebook.
MHHC offers affordable prescription drugs through their 340B program and Patient Assistance Program. These programs lower the cost of prescription drugs for qualified MHHC patients. If you would like to find out if you can take advantage of either of these programs, please contact Stacey Dotson at 573-244-5406.