The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) has been awarded a federal grant to operate a federally qualified community health center in Boydton, Virginia.
PATHS currently operates three health centers that serve Danville, Pittsylvania County, Chatham, Martinsville and Henry County.
PATHS has been providing access to health care since 2001 and operating federally qualified community health centers since 2004 in Southside Virginia. Kay Crane, CEO, noted “that this expansion into Halifax and Boydton, continues PATHS mission of providing access to quality health for everyone.” With Healthcare on the Square’s plans to cease operation, PATHS is seeking to reassure the community that they will be able to continue receiving low cost, quality health care close to home.
PATHS will be leasing a medical facility in Boydton from Dr. Willowboughby Hudley, who prior to working for Community Hospital, operated a private medical practice in the space. The new operation will be known as “PATHS Community Medical Center”. The Community Medical Center will provide a wide range of medical services including:
- Family Medicine: Primary care for the whole family including preventive services and annual screenings for children, adults and seniors;
- Chronic Disease Management - Diagnosis and ongoing care for diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
- Immunization - Protection from, and prevention of, infection diseases
- Laboratory & EKG Testing
PATHS is working to build relationships in the Boydton community to help patients access mental health services and access to prescription medications.
PATHS Community Medical Center will accept all forms of insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as provide sliding fee discounts based on household income.