As a community hospital, Floyd is continuously looking to meet the health care needs of families in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Floyd is actively involved in local communities, lending leadership, time and other valuable resources to efforts to improve the quality of life for families.
Each year Floyd provides injury prevention programs, education and awareness efforts, first aid at community events and physicals to athletes, as well as health services to targeted audiences. Our programs are designed to meet the community needs outside the walls of hospitals and physician offices:
- Childbirth classes
- Community health fairs
- First aid at community events
- Health careers experience
- Health information
- Injury prevention including automobile safety, bicycle safety and safe play
- Nurse education
- Sports physicals to middle school, high school and college athletes
- Support groups for individuals experiencing grief and those recovering from stroke
Floyd County Clinic and We Care Program
The Floyd County Clinic, which Floyd Medical Center operates through the Family Medicine Residency program provides assistance to financially and medically indigent patients in an effort to reduce their need for emergency and inpatient hospital care. The We Care program, which is aimed at controlling and improving chronic conditions with preventive care, assists low-income patients without health insurance or governmental benefits.
Indigent Outpatient Pharmacy Program
Floyd provides maintenance prescription pharmaceuticals to low-income, uninsured outpatients at no cost to the patient through the hospital pharmacy. Any qualified low-income patient under the care of any Floyd physician, including Family Medicine residents, Emergency Care Center physicians or Floyd Primary Care physicians, is eligible to receive the prescribed medications.
Free Clinic of Rome
Floyd helped to create, contributed supplies and provided seed money to fund the Free Clinic of Rome, a local organization that provides free primary medical care to low-income, uninsured patients in our community. The Free Clinic traces its roots to a volunteer mission effort to provide basic medical care services to Floyd County’s homeless community. Now housed at the Floyd County Health Department, patients schedule appointments with volunteer physicians, dentists and nurses, and receive free lab tests (through the Floyd Medical Center laboratory) and assistance with prescription medications.
Northwest Georgia Dental Clinic
In caring for low-income, uninsured patients through our clinics and the We Care program, it became apparent that there is also a need for dental care for low-income, uninsured families in Rome and Floyd County. To help meet this need, Floyd partnered with the District Public Health office to plan and fund (in part, by a federal grant) the construction and operation of a comprehensive dental clinic for low-income residents of the region. In addition, Floyd makes its Outpatient Surgery Center facilities and staff available at no cost to dental clinic dentists to perform dental surgery on high-risk patients.
Floyd’s Mobile Mammography Coach, equipped with state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment, seeks to reach out to the mostly rural and underserved areas around Rome. This outreach program, which began service in November 2008, reaches women who have never had a mammogram in the hope of reducing the breast cancer mortality rate in our region, which is among the highest in the nation. This program seeks to provide services and education to these women with the goal of reducing that mortality rate.
For more information about our Community Outreach programs, call 706.509.3240 or email us.