Greensboro, NC -- People who are homeless in the Triad are getting the medical care they need thanks to a new medical office. A grand opening was held for it Friday at the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro.
The Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine's medical office is a two room suite. It will offer a number of services to those who are homeless. A grant from the Cone Health Foundation helped to make the new office a reality by funding the project. It will be staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Medical Assistant.
"What we're doing by providing the care here, it actually helps keep people healthier, and it keeps them out of higher cost services such as emergency room ulilization and hospital in-patient care. So, we're saving money and at the same time we are helping people reclaim their lives," said Brian Ellerby, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine CEO.
Anita Gilmore uses IRC services. She said, "Nobody's looking down on you. Everybody's in the same predicament and you're helping each other, and you'd be surprised what comes out of it."
The office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro is located at 407 East Washington Street.
WFMY News 2/Triad Adult And Pediatric Medicine