RHG has behaviorists (psychologists and/or licensed clinical social workers) who work as part of the primary care team.
Rural Health Group’s Integrated Primary Care (IPC) combines medical and behavioral health services to more fully address the spectrum of problems that patients bring to primary medical care. Because the vast majority of patients in primary care have either a physical ailment that is affected by stress, problems maintaining healthy lifestyles or a psychological disorder, it is clinically effective and cost effective to make behavioral health providers part of primary medical care. IPC allows patients to feel that for any problem they bring, they have come to the right place. By teaming mental health and medical providers, IPC is the structural realization of the biopsychosocial model advocated so broadly in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. It is the reunification in practice of the mind and the body, for so long addressed in the separate worlds of medical and mental health treatment. As evidence grows about the complex interrelationships between mind and body, it is clear that the artificial divisions that have fragmented healthcare delivery are no longer relevant. In order to provide high-quality care, we must create strong partnerships that allow for collaborative practice.
RHG offers preventive and basic restorative dental services individually tailored to meet the needs of our patients. The services are offered in state of the art dental facilities located in Henderson, Jackson and Roanoke Rapids. RHG also offers oral health education and screening programs. The basic dental services include exams, cleanings, children’s fluoride, x-rays, sealants, fillings, extractions and other routine dental care. We offer some advanced services including root canals, crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Our dental services are available to children and adults.
It is important and beneficial to see your dentist and hygienist regularly. To obtain good oral health, your teeth should be cleaned every six months. At your regular check-up, your dentist will perform an exam. Having regular exams will catch any decay early and allow for a healthy smile. Your dentist will not only examine your teeth for any signs of decay, but will perform a complete oral exam which includes a check for any abnormalities and an Oral Cancer Screening. Men and women over age 40 are at a higher risk for oral cancer as well as those who smoke and consume alcohol. Your regular check-ups are key in catching oral cancer early and keeping your entire mouth clean and healthy.
Children should begin seeing the dentist as early as age one. Getting your child familiar with your dentist early will promote a healthy start for your child as well as create a positive experience that will make future visits happy ones. At your child’s appointment, your dentist may discuss placing sealants on your child’s teeth. Sealants are applied to permanent molars and pre-molars on children ages 6-12 years of age. The sealants act as a barrier on teeth with deep grooves. It is an easy way to prevent decay on back teeth for your little one(s). Please ask your dentist about sealants at your child’s regular check-up.
We love to educate on the importance of brushing and flossing. Brushing in the morning and at night is critical in keeping your smile healthy. We also recommend brushing after meals. It is imperative to floss every night since brushing your teeth only cleans about 60% of the surface of your teeth. You need to floss in order to clean in between your teeth and remove food and build-up accumulated during the day. If you need a demonstration on how to brush or floss properly, please ask your dentist or hygienist.
To make a dental appointment at RHG please call:
Roanoke Rapids: 252-536-5880
Rural Health Group offers a sliding fee program for those patients who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level. For our sliding fee patients we offer deep discounts on our dental services.
We accept most insurances, North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice.
Breast & Cervical Cancer: The Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) offers “no cost” breast cancer screenings, mammograms, and cervical screenings to uninsured/underinsured women ages 50-64 who have incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. In addition, eligible women under the age of 50 who are symptomatic may receive services. Women having an abnormal breast or cervical screening result are referred for case management and additional evaluation. The program is designed as a screening program and does not provide funds for treatment; however, it is the single portal of entry to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid in North Carolina. Rural Health Group annually provides “no cost” breast and cervical screening services to over 120 eligible women.
Ryan White: The primary goal of the Ryan White program is to provide primary medical and dental care services to uninsured and underinsured persons living with HIV/AIDS. Peer education including “prevention for positives” and case management, such as financial assistance for housing or food are supported through our program. Contact our Infectious Diseases department located in the Rural Health Group at Henderson building at 252-438-3549.
WIC: The WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program serves low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and post partum women; infants; and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition related health problem. Participants receive nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and supplemental foods to improve their diets. The WIC project employs a Nutritionist to administer the program and is currently serving over 2,300 women, infants, and children in Halifax County.
Our emphasis on providing excellent primary and preventive care is evident in the wide variety of services offered to all. Whether you need an annual physical exam, assistance managing a chronic disease, or family planning services, we can help. Our physicians, physician assistants, family nurse practitioners and other highly trained medical staff offer:
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness
- Family practice
- Women’s health care and family planning
- Pediatric care, well-child check-ups & asthma case management
- Adolescent care
- Chronic disease management
- Laboratory services
- Prescription Assistance Program and low-cost medication program
Rural Health Group has developed a full-service pharmacy program available to all patients. Access to medications is an essential part of health care. We are committed to providing quality, affordable medications for our patients. For our uninsured patients we have developed an extensive formulary where most medications are available for a reasonable cost.
Our pharmacies are open to everyone in the community – not just the uninsured.
Your patronage at any of the pharmacies listed below helps uninsured patients access affordable medications. Every time you choose to use one of these pharmacies, you are investing in the health and well being of your neighbors. Through our partnerships with local pharmacies and your support we are able to meet most of the medication needs of our uninsured patients. Rural Health Group is able to offer a comprehensive list of medications to treat most common ailments. This keeps our neighbors and communities healthy and vibrant. Together with your help, we can make a difference in the life of the most vulnerable: the uninsured.
Did you know that Rural Health Group at Norlina and Rural Health Group at Twin County have pharmacies on site? Visit them at:
|Rural Health Group at Twin County||Rural Health Group at Norlina|
|204 Evans Rd, Hollister NC 27844||110 Division St, Norlina NC 27563|
|(252) 536-5886||(252) 456-2009|
|Rural Health Group at Stovall|
|100 Durham St. Stovall, NC 27582|
|In addition to our on site pharmacies, Rural Health Group has partnerships with the following pharmacy services:|
|Futrell Pharmacy of Jackson||Medical Arts Pharmacy|
|9435 NC Hwy 305, Jackson NC||511 Ruin Creek Rd. #102, Henderson NC|
|(252) 534-6001||(252) 492-3404|
|Futrell Pharmacy of Rich Square||Futrell Pharmacy of Littleton|
|124 S Main St., Rich Square NC||123 E. South Main St., Littleton NC|
|(252) 539-2552||(252) 586-3414|
|SCOTLAND NECK:||ROANOKE RAPIDS:|
|McDowell’s Pharmacy||Spears Pharmacy|
|1004 Main St., Scotland Neck NC||405 Becker Dr., Roanoke Rapids NC|
|(252) 826-4137||(252) 537-1146|
|Northside Family Pharmacy||DrugCare Pharmacy|
|3920 Bishop Road, Battleboro NC 27809||132 Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC 27823|
|(252) 985-4263||(252) 445-3414|
By going to these pharmacies you help Rural Health Group provide affordable medicine to the uninsured.