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  • When scheduling an appointment 3 or more days in advance, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of services and items. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your appointment. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment.
  • If you receive a bill that is more than $400 over your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to keep a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (775) 329-6300.

 

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Hundreds of turkeys were given away to those in need on Friday afternoon.

Feeding Southwest Virginia joined with several Danville area partners for the giveaway.

The event was hosted at Dan River Church, where lines stretched across the parking lot.

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Each family received a whole turkey along with all the classic trimmings.

This was the second year for this giveaway.

After feeding 80 families last year, organizers realized how great the need was in their community.

"The messages were so powerful. 'We don't have income, we lost our job, COVID has impacted our family and we just want a home-cooked meal.' So to be able to provide that and get hundreds of that information has been so powerful," said Shani Gaylord-Hunter, Director of Community Programs for PATHS.

400 turkeys were given away at Friday's event.

Folks with Danville Community College and the Danville Police Department helped distribute the meals.

In an effort to provide important, timely information about COVID-19 to students, faculty, staff, and community members, Danville Community College (DCC), in partnership with Piedmont Access to Health Services (PATHS), the Virginia Department of Health and SOVAH Health, is hosting a COVID-19 Information Session and Vaccine Clinic on October 7, 2021 in the Student Center on the DCC campus.

“We have a responsibility to educate beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Muriel Mickles, interim president of Danville Community College. “We hope to provide factual, non-biased information to our students, faculty, and staff and address their questions and concerns through an information session led by licensed healthcare professionals.”

The information session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Guest speaker Dr. Sheranda Gunn-Nolan, market chief medical officer for SOVAH Health, will offer insight and answer questions regarding COVID-19.

“There is a lot of misinformation circulating throughout our community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and we want to address each of these concerns and hesitancies,” Gunn-Nolan said. “The FDA committed to giving the COVID-19 vaccinations priority (not rushed) review at all phases of the studies, and the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective while significantly decreasing the risk of hospitalization or death.”

The information session will be followed by a vaccination clinic in partnership with PATHS, SOVAH and the Virginia Department of Health.

“We’re so grateful for all of our collaborative partnerships,” said Shani Gaylord, director of community programs for PATHS. “Our PATHS team's dedication to meet our community members where they are supports open dialog and provides answers to questions about COVID-19 and vaccinations. We take pride in providing quality healthcare and education and sharing accurate information so all people can make informed decisions. We will also be administering vaccines on-site in an effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice."

Participants in the information session will be entered to win raffle prizes and all individuals who choose to be a vaccinated will receive a complimentary gift card to Sheetz, Kickback Jack’s, Food Lion, or Cookout.

“We hope, by providing these resources to our campus and community, we can create a safer environment to provide the quality higher education that we are known for,” Mickles said.

Those who are interested in attending the information session should register at danville.edu. Individuals who would like to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should call 434-791-4122, ext. 1004.

The W&W Luxury Limousine Service will be offering complimentary rides to DCC for the vaccination clinic for those who need transportation. Their contact information is 434-835-4949. 

Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) has provided over 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, and PATHS is now receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccines at their medical sites.

To get scheduled for a vaccine, complete this form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88GBYTD or call the PATHS location closest to you: South Boston 434-575-1336; Boydton 434-738-6420; Danville 434-791-4122; Martinsville 276-632-2966; or Chatham 434-432-4443. There are no out-of-pocket costs.

PATHS CEO Marsha Mendenhall shared that, “PATHS is attempting to take COVID-19 vaccinations directly to community members.”

With a goal to eliminate the transportation barrier and provide easy access, PATHS has provided vaccinations on-site at businesses including The Salvation Army of Danville and Schewels Home in South Boston to their employees, as well as, citizens.

The Salvation Army of Danville’s Captain Shalanda Jackson said, “I believe the community is our mission. The mission is to meet needs without discrimination. During this season the need is to beat COVID. This virus has claimed the lives of too many and it must stop. One way is wearing a mask, which we provided to clients in the beginning of this pandemic. Now after a year of wearing a mask the new weapon is vaccination! We are excited to have had the opportunity to host PATHS as they provided vaccinations for our clients, staff, volunteers and surrounding community. The event was a success and we hope to do more with paths in the future.”

As more vaccines are distributed to each PATHS location, appointments will be scheduled during office hours, as well as, at future community and mobile unit clinics.

Shani Gaylord, PATHS Director of Community Programs shared her appreciation that, “In addition to providing vaccines, we’re grateful for community partners including The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program students for volunteering to administer vaccines, Feeding Southwest Virginia who donated food boxes, as well as, the Danville Police Department, The Haven of the Dan River Region and the Danville Department of Community Development who have had resource tables to share opportunities and fun goody bags.”

PATHS is an award winning local, non-profit, with federally qualified health centers that serve all members of the community offering quality medical dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services including free delivery. To learn more about PATHS visit https://www.pathsinc.org or https://www.facebook.com/pathsinc or email socialmedia@pathsinc.org.

Feeding Southwest Virginia recently fed 428 households and 1,197 people during a pop-up mobile food pantry at Danville Community College. Families from Martinsville and Henry and Patrick counties were included among those who received fresh produce and shelf stable items through Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) and Danville Community College. Fresh produce included cabbage, sweet potatoes, apples, oranges, onions, and carrots. Shelf stables items included cereal, pasta, canned vegetables, and juice. There was also dog and cat food. “It is awesome that our community felt welcome and safe to come as some families without transportation walked over. In addition to food, we provided local opportunities and resources to ensure people who can benefit from them, know about them,” Shani Gaylord, PATHS’ director of community programs, said in a release about the event. Feeding Southwest Virginia accepts volunteers and donations at feedingswva.org or 540-342-3011.

 

The White House announced that free N95 masks will be distributed to the public at pharmacies and community health centers next week.  Please check this website for regularly updated instructions on how to get your free masks.

If you would like to be placed on our COVID-19 Vaccine waiting list please send an email to patients@pathsinc.org.

 

 

CDC COVID-19 - Latest Update: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

PATHS Community Medical Center is still here to serve you and your family. We want to keep you and our staff safe, while still providing you with the best care possible. Our providers are equipped to do Telehealth visits; all you need is a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with a webcam. If you don’t have a smart phone but have access to a phone we can do a phone visit with you.

To set up a Telehealth visit please call any one of our offices to get scheduled. Once scheduled you will receive a link by email or text that you can click and come face to face with your provider. We also have an App that can be downloaded from the App store if you have an iPhone and Google Play store if you have an Android phone. The App is called Healow and you can interact with our offices, see your meds, appointments, summary of care, lab results and pay your bill. You do need to be web-enabled and any of our front desk staff can get you set up with a username and password.

If you come to one of our offices to be seen, expect to be screened before entry. We are encouraging Telehealth visits if you have a wellness, follow-up for chronic care, Well Child or Behavioral Health visits.

If you feel sick, are running a fever, have a cough, we encourage you to be seen in our offices. We will screen you and have you wait in your car until we have a room available to keep you from being exposed or exposing someone else.

PATHS Healthcare for Women is still seeing all of our OB patients at the office, normal GYN appointments have been rescheduled.

PATHS Dental offices are only seeing patients with dental emergencies, all other visits are being rescheduled.

All of our Pharmacies offer free delivery and our Danville Pharmacy is offering curbside pickup.

If you have questions please call one of our offices; numbers below:

  • Danville Adult Medical – 434-791-4122
  • Danville Pediatrics – 434-791-4124
  • Danville OB – 434-791-4123
  • Danville Dental – 434-791-0214
  • Danville Behavioral Health – 434-791-4793
  • Danville Pharmacy – 434-791-4880
  • Chatham – 434-432-4443
  • South Boston – 434-575-1336
  • Martinsville Medical– 276-632-2966
  • Martinsville Pharmacy – 276-670-2207
  • Boydton Medical – 434-738-6420
  • Boydton Dental – 434-738-6332
  • Boydton Pharmacy – 434-210-4488

PATHS thanks you for your patience as we all navigate through this pandemic.

 

In an effort to keep our patients, staff and community healthy, effective today, we will implement the following at all PATHS locations:

  • All non-emergent dental appointments will be rescheduled. We understand that dental appointments are scheduled months in advance; however due to the nature of dental work, dental staff are at great risk for exposure. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
     
  • Patients will not be allowed to bring more than one adult guest with them to their appointment. We will not make any exceptions.
     
  • We will be reaching out to all patients that have been identified as being at high risk, and ask that they consider rescheduling any non-emergent appointments. In doing so, we will ensure that they have a sufficient supply of their medications until their next scheduled appointment.
     
  • We will be screening all patients that call, as well as those that enter any of our facilities to ensure that they receive the appropriate recommendation/treatment.
     
  • Please be patient as we work diligently to ensure the safety and well being of our staff, patients and community. 

We will continue to update you as things evolve. Thank you to everyone for all that you are doing!

 

PATHS Healthcare for Women will be opening in Danville at 705 Main St on July 1, 2019.  Hours of Operation will be:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday &  Thursday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Phone number 434-791-4123
Fax number 434-791-4126

Medical providers at this location will be:

  • Lenworth Beaver, MD
  • Robin Dillard, MD
  • Joan Wilson, MD
  • Tina Gatewood. PA-C

PATHS Community Pharmacy is excited to announce our delivery service.