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. A sliding fee application can be found on the 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 contact Wendy Bell at or call 757-442-4819, ext. 1158.


Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Medical Toll Program
Rural Health administers the CBBT medical toll pass program. 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 by the program coordinator. You do not have to be a Rural Health patient to qualify for this program. If you have Medicaid, you will need to contact the Health Department for your tickets. Tickets can be obtained from the corporate office and Atlantic, Bayview, Franktown, and Onley community health centers. Eastern Shore Community College administers the educational toll program – call 757-787-1767.

Center contacts are: Jean Thornton (757-824-5676) for Atlantic and Chincoteague patients, Carrie Wilson (757-331-1086 ext. 201) for Bayview patients, Candy George (757-442-4819 ext. 313) for Franktown patients, and Katie Dean (757-787-7374 ext. 715) or Shanell Cunningham (757-787-7374 ext. 713) for Onley patients. The contact at the corporate office is Stephanie Doan-Pierce (757-414-0400 ext. 120). The application is available on the Forms and Policies section of our website.

Foreign Travel
Travel to exotic locations around the world is now commonplace. 24750601Many 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. This service is offered at the Franktown Community Health Center. Please call Kim Savage at 757-414-0400 ext. 1108 to schedule an appointment.

Health Education
Rural Health offers health education as a free service to all of our patients. Our health educators who would be happy to talk with you about your asthma, diabetes, weight loss, smoking cessation and more. Health educators can also provide seminars for businesses or come to your company to provide flu shots. Please contact any center to schedule an appointment with a health educator or for more information.

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 Linda Pruitt (Wednesday- Friday) at 757-787-7374 ext. 1727,  Amanda Woodhurst at 757-824-5676 ext. 1635, or Tanya Varney at (757) 414-0400 ext. 1123 if you would like to schedule your Medicare Wellness Visit. We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the visit.

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Through our Pharmacy Assistance Program, a Medication Assistance Caseworker can review all of your medicines and determine the least costly way to get them for you. The Medication Assistance Caseworker can tell you which medicines you can get through special programs offered by the drug companies* and other programs or places offering the best price for medicines not available through drug company programs. *Some drug companies have agreed to provide certain medicines at a lower cost to help people who do not have prescription drug coverage.
Center contacts are: Connie Patterson (757-824-5676 ext. 1634) at Atlantic and Chincoteague Community Health Centers; Latasha Matthews (757-331-1086 ext. 1331) at Bayview and (757-442-4819 ext. 1331) at Franktown and for Dental; and Annette Parks (757-789-3314 ext. 1734) at the Onley center. Click here for the Pharmacy Assistance Brochure 3-13-18

Help Paying for Your Rural Health Visit
We offer payment assistance through a sliding fee scale to qualifying patients who are uninsured or underinsured.


Immigration, DOT, school bus driver and disability physicals are available at Eastern Shore Rural Health. Immigration physicals are available now at our Onley center. Call Onley Community Health 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 will be available from Dr. Walt Roll at the Bayview 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: 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:

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.

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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

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 contact Heather at Bayview Community Health Center at 757-331-1086 ext. 220, or Franktown Community Health Center at 757-442-4819 ext. 320.

To better protect the identity of people with Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing Social Security numbers from the Medicare card. Check out the information flyer: 12002-New-Medicare-Card-flyer. In April 2018, CMS began mailing new Medicare cards containing a new Medicare number. For more information go to:

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