Mid-State Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week!

Aug 10, 2020 | News

Mid-State Celebrates a year of lighting the way to a healthier community as a Community Health Center.

Mid-State Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week this year from August 9 through August 15 and recognize their team as well as all the health clinics around the nation who work tirelessly to keep our communities healthy and safe.  

Community Health Centers provide preventive and primary care services to over 91,400 patients in New Hampshire and have continued to do so while facing a global pandemic. Community Health Centers nationwide are committed to providing care to those in our community who are underserved and lack access to affordable, quality care. While our approach is community-based and local, collectively we are the backbone of the nation’s primary care system. Community Health Centers lower health care costs to the tune of 24 billion dollars a year, reduce rates of chronic diseases, and stimulate local economies. 

Robert MacLeod, Mid-State’s Chief Executive Officer highlighted, “now more than ever, our mission to provide high quality primary care to our community is essential.  Mid-State is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring everyone has access to the care they need, when they need it, regardless of their ability to pay.” 

Mid-State is also committed to help its patients address factors that may contribute to poor health, such as poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and, lack of nutrition. They continue to serve our communities through both telehealth and in-office visits to ensure their patients can still access the care they need to stay healthy.  Despite the challenges of the past year, Mid-State has added more options for local access to healthcare services through the addition of an Imaging Center in its Plymouth office; welcoming the Alpine Clinic to add access to orthopedics with its Visiting Specialist Program; and expansion of its RISE Recovery Services to include an Intensive Outpatient Program. 

While the response to COVID-19 continues in our nation, Community Health Centers have stretched themselves to reconfigure services for those in need. The mission of Mid-State and of all Community Health Centers remains crucial today because access to basic care remains a challenge in parts of the United States.

Mid-State’s Mission:

Mid-State Health Center provides sound primary medical care to the community, accessible to all regardless of the ability to pay.

During National Health Center Week, and every day, Mid-State wants to recognize the valuable contribution its entire staff brings and highlight how the dedication of each and every member of the Mid-State team is what ensures its ability to continue providing high-quality care accessible to all, regardless of the ability to pay.

Mid-State Health Center has announced that its newest primary care office in Lincoln, New Hampshire is now open. The clinic, located at 6 South Mountain Drive will provide top-notch, convenient, and affordable primary care options to the local area.

“We are overjoyed to open our new primary care site in Lincoln and expand our services in the area. This new clinic affords us the opportunity to provide Mid-State’s high-quality primary care services in an area that has, in the past, had limited healthcare services,” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer at Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Lincoln is accepting patients of all ages and will offer primary care services such as physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnoses and treatment of illness and injuries. The clinic also offers care coordination with other healthcare providers, prescribing medication, and management of chronic conditions, providing a healthcare home model for its patients.

The new clinic is open Monday through Friday, and business hours can be found online at midstatehealth.org. To make an appointment, please call 603-536-4000.

In addition, Mid-State will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 PM to 6 PM where residents and businesses from the local community can tour the new office, meet members of the Mid-State team, learn how to become a new patient, and hear more about the services Mid-State Health Center offers.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 PM, however, community members are invited to stop by at any point during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions about the open house, Samantha Hooper, Director of Marketing and Communication can be contacted via email at shooper@midstatehealth.org.