Community Outreach

Community Outreach

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 helps low-income patients without health insurance or governmental benefits control and improve chronic conditions with preventive care.

Indigent Outpatient Pharmacy Program

Floyd provides maintenance prescription medications to low-income, uninsured outpatients at no cost to the patient through its hospital pharmacy. Any qualified, low-income patient under the care of the Family Medicine Residency program or being discharged from Floyd Medical Center may be eligible to receive the prescribed 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.

Mobile Mammography

Floyd’s newly remodeled Mobile Mammography Coach is equipped with state-of-the-art, digital mammography equipment and is used to reach out to the mostly rural and underserved areas around Rome. This outreach program seeks to ensure mobile screening services are available in the communities serve by Floyd for years to come. The goal of this program is to reach 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. The coach travels to women in six Georgia counties and two Alabama counties to make mammography and clinical breast exams convenient for them. This program seeks to provide services and education to these women with the goal of reducing the mortality rate and improving the lives of these women and their families..

Contact

For more information about our Community Outreach programs, call 706.509.3240 or email us​.



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