What is the Neighborhood Health Partners (NHP) program?
NHP bring resources into the communities we serve. We know access to health care and resources can be limited. That’s why we’re committed to caring for people in the neighborhoods where they live. NHP is an umbrella for services offered in select communities. The program includes NHP Care Team, NHP Community Health Workers, and our NHP Mobile Health Clinic. Read on to learn more about these programs.
NHP Care Team
Our care team is made up of community health workers, social workers and paramedics. These specially trained team members are providing free or low-cost services where access to care is limited, or intervention is needed. NHP is targeting specific geographic areas with identified health care needs, and offering a creative solution to fill health care gaps. Our team is helping to increase access to care, and often reduce health care costs by providing the right level of care based on individual medical needs. Community residents must meet certain criteria to qualify for participation.
Providing the tools you need for healthy outcomes
The NHP Care Team is visiting patients, conducting free health screenings and setting up plans of care for community members right now. Our team is available to help qualified patients find a medical home, enroll in health insurance and perform home needs assessments. Additional benefits to patients include:
- Affordable access to quality care
- Ensured access to medication
- Establishment of a medical home-a place to see your health care provider who will help you stay on track with your needs
- Complete routine healthcare visits
- Ensured access to medication
To qualify for a home visit, you must be an uninsured adult living in Greenville, Laurens, Oconee or Pickens county.
NHP Mobile Health Clinic
GHS is making care more accessible and convenient in communities across the city of Greenville with a mobile health clinic that is the first of its kind in the Upstate.
GHS NHP Mobile Health Clinic makes regular visits to the Belmont, Berea, Gantt and Parker communities, as well as neighborhoods in the City of Greenville. These communities have been identified as having the highest ER and EMS utilization rates. Click on the link below to see Mobile Health Clinic will be this month.
“Our goal is to bring many of the services offered in traditional brick and mortar healthcare facilities directly into the neighborhoods where patients live and work,” said Jennifer Snow, director of GHS Accountable Communities. “We are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve, and the Mobile Health Clinic is an important resource for increasing access to care for patients who lack transportation and for better serving patients who could benefit from being seen closer to home.”
Transportation is a major barrier to care for many patients. Without a reliable way to get to the doctor’s office or the pharmacy, patients may miss appointments, run out of medications and fail to get the healthcare services they need to manage their health. This can lead to more severe health problems, especially for those patients with chronic illnesses.
The Mobile Health Clinic, a 40-foot customized RV, is equipped with three exam rooms. It is staffed by a nurse practitioner, paramedic, program manager and business office representative. Medical oversight is provided by GHS emergency medicine and family medicine physicians. All patients are welcome, including those using employer insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and the uninsured. The clinic provides basic acute and primary care services, including patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.