Mercy Community Healthcare starts providing adult care today
Mercy Community Healthcare will begin serving adult patients June 3 in its new space in the Williamson Square Shopping Center, 1113 Murfreesboro Road in Franklin, Suite 202. The community is invited to an open house to see the new facility, located two doors down from Kroger, on June 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
“After months of preparation, we are thrilled to open up an adult care facility in Franklin,” said David Winningham, CEO of Mercy Community Healthcare. “With more than 200 adults already on our waiting list, we are confident this new clinic will be a positive addition to the Williamson County community and to the many medically underserved adults in Middle Tennessee.”
The new clinic is 5,000 square feet, housing six exam rooms and four counseling rooms. It will be utilized for primary healthcare, as well as mental healthcare, with contractual arrangements with outside dental services, OB/GYN services and sub-specialists. There will be two doctors and one nurse practitioner on staff, as well as two behavior health therapists, a licensed social worker and an adult case manager. Patients will be seen by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Just like our pediatric facility, we rely on donations, grants and insured patients to fund our operations,” Winningham said. “We accept patients with traditional insurance, TennCare and Medicare, which allows us to treat the many uninsured adults in this area.”
An open house will take place June 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served.
Mercy Health Services, parent company of Mercy Community Healthcare, was awarded a renewable $650,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services designating it as a federally qualified health center in 2012. It is through this grant the healthcare facility is able to serve adult patients for the first time. Mercy also joined forces with Grace Medical Clinic, founded by Dr. Richard Anderson six years ago to care for working, uninsured adults. Mercy will treat these patients moving forward.
The clinic is a full-service pediatric and adult clinic serving both the uninsured and fully-insured. More information can be found at www.mercycommunityhealthcare.org.
Posted on: 6/3/2013