G-M Care Clinic to open new facility

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Mar 26, 2014 - 02:19 PM

Photo: Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s patient care assistant Jillian McGee is shown working in the administrative reception area of the clinic’s new facility at White Marsh. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s patient care assistant Jillian McGee is shown working in the administrative reception area of the clinic’s new facility at White Marsh. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

 

Staff and volunteers of the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic, formerly the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, have been busy over the last several weeks moving into their new facility, located in the Gloucester Business Park, White Marsh. A “soft opening” of the new facility is scheduled for Tuesday.

GMCC marketing/development associate Babs Zuhowski said administrative staff began moving out of their old administrative office facility, which was located on Business Route 17 near Gloucester Court House, into the new facility about three weeks ago, and have been screening patients there since receiving a certificate of occupancy two weeks ago.

Over the next several days, staff and volunteers will be moving equipment and furniture from the clinic at Hayes to the new facility. That building will go back to use by Riverside Health System, which owns it.

“As with any business, we will be working out kinks,” Zuhowski said. “We ask for people’s patience as we go through that process.”

Zuhowski said the clinic hopes to have all of its electronic health records transferred to the new facility by early summer, more than 2,000 patient records must be programmed in.

Upon walking into the new facility, patients will be welcomed into a large, comfortable waiting area with a television and cushioned chairs.

There are also three designated rooms for financial screening of prospective patients so they can privately disclose their financial information to volunteers to see whether or not they are eligible to receive services.