Understanding that patients still need healthcare even during a crisis, Carevide Bonham is still serving patients but making necessary changes to ensure healthcare needs are met. The center is currently providing telehealth services that allow patients to be seen for certain appointments by their providers from the safety of their own homes.
Many appointments can be handled this way, including medication refills, management of chronic illnesses, and some acute illnesses. For those patients who cannot be treated through the use of telehealth, Carevide staff have put a number of precautions in place to continue seeing patients as safely as possible. The site is utilizing designated exam rooms and staggered scheduling to promote distance and patient safety. Additionally, certain symptomatic patients might be seen or tested in their vehicle upon their arrival to Carevide Bonham.
“The health and safety of our communities, patients, and staff will always be our number one priority. We understand that there are still healthcare needs to be met, and we will remain vigilant to meet those needs safely,” stated Michelle Carter, Chief Executive Officer for Carevide.
Carevide Bonham has provided general family medical services to the residents of Bonham and Fannin County since 1997, starting as a part-time health center and then transitioning to a full-time health center in 1999. Carevide Bonham currently has two providers – Lisa Brittmon, FNP-BC and Benjamin Hanssen, FNP-C.
The health center provides medical services, basic women’s health services, in-house labs, on-site pharmacy, translation services, social services, eligibility services, and enrollment assistance. Carevide treats patients with or without insurance, and accepts private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, with a sliding-fee scale available based on family size and income for underinsured and uninsured patients.
Carter stated, “With limited care options available nearby, we recognized the need for residents of Bonham and surrounding areas to have access to affordable health services without having to drive long distances.”
Carevide, a non-profit health center, has served Northeast Texas for over 42 years, with current locations in Bonham, Cooper, Farmersville, Greenville, Kaufman, and Sulphur Springs. Carevide offers family medical, dental, pediatric, behavioral health, and women’s health services. Carevide’s mission is to improve the health and lives of those they serve with a commitment to patient-centered excellence in all that they do.
To learn more, visit their website at www.Carevide.org or call 903-583-6155 to make an appointment.