Programs and Services
Medical and Dental Services – NOTE SOME SERVICE AVAILABILITY AFFECTED DUE TO COVID-19!
Rural Health provides accessible, comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and health services. Click on link below for a brochure.
DISCOUNTED RURAL HEALTH VISITS!
May be available based on family size and income. Ask for the Patient Account Manager at any center. No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay. Ask the patient account manager at your center for a sliding fee application or get it here: Forms and Policies page.
Usted puede Calificar para un descuento Basado en el tamaño e ingreso de la familia. Pregunte por la Directora de Cuentas Corrientes. Nadie será rechazado por incapacidad de pago.
Ou ka kalifye pou yon rabè depan de konbyen kò b fanmi an fè. Mande pou d irektè rabè a. Nou pap refize pyès moun menmsi yo paka peye.
Traveling Oral Health Prevention Program
Using portable equipment, our dentists are conducting oral exams outside of Rural Health locations. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-442-4819, ext. 1158.
Rural Health partners with the Eastern Shore Community Services Board to provide affordable transportation for patients who need a ride to our centers. Rides are based on a sliding scale and are available to every patient regardless of insurance or income status. To schedule a ride call the Atlantic center (757-824-5676) or Chincoteague center (757-336-3682) and dial ext. 1641; the Eastville center at (757) 331-1086 ext. 1206; or the Onley center (757) 787-7374 ext. 1729 or ask for this service when you are making your appointment.
This program provides tickets to Eastern Shore residents traveling across the Bay for medical appointments. It is an income based program, but special cases are approved on a “hardship” basis. You don’t have to be a Rural Health patient to qualify. If you have Medicaid, contact the Health Department for your tickets – click here for contact information: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/eastern-shore/contact-us/. For non-Medicaid patients, tickets are available at the Corporate office, and the Atlantic, Eastville, and Onley centers. For assistance call the Atlantic center (757) 824-5676, ext. 1699; for Eastville center call (757) 331-1086, ext. 1317; and for Onley call (757) 787-7374, ext. 1707. For the Corporate office call (757) 414-0400, ext. 1120. Chincoteague patients should call the Atlantic center. Eastern Shore Community College administers the educational toll program – call 757-787-1767.
The application is available on the Forms and Policies section of our website.
Travel to exotic locations around the world is now commonplace. Many illnesses travelers suffer from are preventable either through immunizations or preventive medications. A pre-departure consultation with a foreign travel medical expert needs to be done at least four weeks prior to travel, as some vaccines require a month to provide full protection from the specific disease.
We offer a foreign travel clinical service where prospective travelers can receive counseling on common illnesses and recommended immunizations. Please call 757-414-0400 ext. 1108 to schedule an appointment.
Health Education is a free service for all Rural Health patients. Health educators can help you manage your asthma, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol and they can advise you on weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and how to take your medicine. The health educators offer diabetes prevention and Healthy Habits for Children programs that include these services. They can also link you to help to stop smoking. Plus health educators can help you create advanced directives. These legal documents allow you to tell your loved ones ahead of time what end-of-life care you want – and don’t want – to avoid confusion later. Call Eastville (757-331-1086), Chincoteague (757-336-3682) or Onley (757-787-7374) centers and press 6 for the health educator. Call the Atlantic (757-824-5676) or Franktown (757-442-4819) centers and press 1 for medical services, then 6 for health education.
FREE PreventT2 Diabetes Program – ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program will help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. The program is FREE to all of our pre-diabetic patients.
The program is held at the Onley Community Health Center. To enroll, call Eastville (757-331-1086), Chincoteague (757-336-3682) or Onley (757-787-7374) centers and press 6 for the health educator. Call the Atlantic (757-824-5676) or Franktown (757-442-4819) centers and press 1 for medical services, then 6 for health education.
WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM YOU GET:
- A CDC-approved curriculum.
- The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress.
- A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you.
- Support from other participants with the same goals as you in a fun and meaningful way.
- A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings every other week for two months, followed by monthly meetings for the final 6 months.
Medicare Wellness Visits
As a patient who has Medicare part B insurance you are allowed one Welcome to Medicare Wellness Visit at no co-pay within the first year of having Medicare part B insurance. Every year after the initial visit, Medicare covers the cost of a follow up Wellness Visit at no co- pay to discuss preventive care. You do not have to have received a Welcome to Medicare visit to be eligible for a follow-up Annual Medicare Wellness Visit.
During the Welcome to Medicare Visit and the Annual Wellness Visit, you and your primary healthcare team will review your medical and family history, list the specialists you see for your medical care, review your medications, and review recommended screenings that Medicare will cover with no-copay. A preventive health plan will be established for you. The purpose is to keep you healthy and to identify any health problems early so they can be more easily managed by your provider.
Please contact the Onley center at 757-787-7374; the Atlantic center at 757-824-5676; or the Corporate office at (757) 414-0400 to schedule your Medicare Wellness Visit. We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the visit. Click here for more info: Medicare wellness visits flier updated 1-29-19
Through our free Pharmacy Assistance Program, a medication assistance caseworker can review all of your medicines and determine the least costly way to get them for you. For Atlantic call (757) 824-5676 or Chincoteague call (757) 336-3682 and dial ext. 1634. For Eastville call (757) 331-1086 or Franktown call (757) 442-4819 and dial ext. 1331. For Onley call (757) 787-7374 ext. 1734.
Immigration, DOT, school bus driver and disability physicals are available at Eastern Shore Rural Health. Immigration physicals are available at our Onley center. Call the Onley center at (757) 787-7374 to make an appointment. DOT and school bus driver physicals are available at each center and appointments can be made by calling the center directly – see the Locations tab for center information. Disability physical appointments are available from Dr. Walt Roll at the Eastville center – these appointments are made by the state’s Disability Determination Services office.
Be prepared! For immigration physicals please bring the most recent version of Form I-693 you can find here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-693 to your exam. Complete Part 1 of Form I-693 but do not sign until instructed to do so. For school bus driver physicals you need this form: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/transportation/resources/forms/bus_driver_physical.pdf
Physicals for school are available as well. Children playing school sports will need this form completed before trying out for a school team.
Workman’s Comp Exams
Worker’s Compensation Examinations are available at all Eastern Shore Rural Health centers. Appointments can be made by calling the center directly – see the Locations tab for center information.
Mental Health Counseling
Rural Health partners with the Eastern Shore Community Services Board (www.escsb.org) to provide limited mental health counseling at most centers. This can be arranged by your Rural Health care provider.
Rural Health has a team of certified application counselors who can help you understand your insurance options and help you complete applications to enroll. For assistance call Atlantic (757-824-5676) or Chincoteague (757-336-3682) centers and dial ext. 1637; or Eastville (757-331-1086) or Franktown (757-442-4819) centers and dial ext. 1362; or Onley (757-787-7374) and dial ext. 1767.
Click here to learn about Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs for children, pregnant women and adults. You can also get information about health insurance options available through the Federal Marketplace on this website. You can apply online or have one of our certified application counselors assist you with your application.
Reach Out and Read
Children who are read to in the first years of life are much more likely to learn to read on schedule. Our doctors and nurses encourage parents to read aloud to their young children and offer age-appropriate tips. Every child between the ages of 6 months and five years who comes in for a well-child visit is given a new, developmentally appropriate children’s book to take home and keep.
Safe Kids Eastern Shore is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional injuries to children ages 0-14 – the #1 killer of our children.
For more information, or if you are interested in joining the group, please call (757) 414-0400, ext. 1320.
Connecting with Resources
Rural Health has a team of outreach workers on staff to help you and your family connect with other services you may need, like housing, the Food Bank, adult education and employment opportunities, and applications for assistance. For Atlantic call (757) 824-5676 or Chincoteague call (757) 336-3682 and dial ext. 1629; for Franktown call (757) 442-4819 ext. 1362; for Bayview call (757) 331-1086 ext. 1206; and for Onley call (757) 787-7374 ext. 1729. Click on links below for our Support Services brochure.