In 1986, a community group consisting of local physicians and concerned citizens noticed an increasing problem of uninsured working poor residents in the city of Virginia Beach. The Beach Health Clinic was incorporated as a 501© 3 organization and provided basic healthcare to 43 uninsured Virginia Beach residents in that first year.
The Beach Health Clinic continues to provide comprehensive health care to the uninsured residents of Virginia Beach who are below the 200% federal poverty level The overall health and wellness of the patients is of utmost importance and therefore, the Beach Health Clinic has embraced a community partnership and an array of volunteers which allows the clinic to function with only 2 full time employees.
The Beach Health Clinic has recognized the need for a larger focus on preventive care for the maintenance of health. With the help of volunteer providers, including medical, dental, health education specialist and a pharmacist, the clinic is able to deliver services Monday through Friday. This allows the clinic to provide and coordinate acute illness care, chronic condition management, oral health and health education. In addition, specialty care is provided in conjunction with local private practices which donate their services to our patient population. The clinic’s on-site pharmacy facilitates compliance with the medical treatment plan by providing the appropriate medications, both on-site and the medication assistance through the Indigent Patient Program. The 2013 addition of a dental clinic was in response to the unmet need of our patient’s oral health.
Beach Health Clinic Provides
- General Medicine
- Chronic care management for diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma
- Health Education
- Social Work
- Onsite Pharmacy and medication assistance for established patients
- Specialty Services
- Flu Shots
- Internal Medicine
- Physical Therapy