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The 2018 #ChildHealthNC Report Card shows that nearly half of NC’s children live in poor and near-poor homes. Additionally, several areas where more work is needed to promote child health: - Nearly 1 in 10 (17.9%) NC high schoolers attempted suicide last year. - Early prenatal care keeps babies healthy, but just 2/3 of NC moms receive it. - 1 in 5 NC children live in food insecure households. - North Carolina has a significant school nurse shortage. Learn more about how this impacts child health in this year’s Child Health Report Card: See Report Card Here
After 130 days of funding uncertainty, North Carolina Community Health Centers are grateful to Congress for reauthorizing CHC funding through September 30, 2019. Without this funding, health centers faced a 70% cut in mandatory federal funding eliminating care for over a quarter million North Carolinians. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which passed on February 9, 2018, included $7.8 billion dollars in federal grant funding for the Community Health Center program. The continued funding will maintain access to integral services provided to 27 million patients at 1400 community health centers across the nation. NC CHCs are also thankful for protection…
A familiar name in Eastern North Carolina has joined the team of medical providers at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center’s Murfressboro Primary Care. Dr. John Pickett, D.O. /M.B.A graduated with his Doctorate of Osteopathic and M.B.A from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pickett is Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and American Osteopathic Association. He has been practicing family medicine since 1999. Dr. Pickett worked in Philadelphia, PA as a Family Practitioner for two years and then moved to Windsor, NC where he practiced for five years. Pickett also…
The Colon Cancer Coalition has awarded a $25,000 grant to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative (CCSI) to support a program designed to improve colorectal cancer screening rates in Hertford County, an area in Eastern North Carolina that has a significantly higher than national rate of colon cancer deaths. CCSI is working in partnership with the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to develop a screening outreach program that includes mailing an in-home colorectal cancer screening test (a fecal immunochemical test, or FIT) and following up with reminders to complete and return the test.…
The staff, patients, and board members of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center are joining the call to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to extend funding for Community Health Centers and preserve affordable health care in the community. On Tuesday medical providers and staff members will be wearing red clothing and talking with Congressional representatives in an effort to “fix the funding cliff”. Critical funding for health centers and other programs expired on October 1st 2017. Every health center, including Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center has had to make tough budget choices to ensure they can continue to provide care until…
NOTICE TO PATIENTS: New limits on prescriptions for acute and post-operative pain Effective Jan. 1, 2018, North Carolina law (the STOP Act of 2017) limits the amount of pain medication that may be prescribed to treat pain from most injuries and surgeries. Q: How does the STOP Act limit pain prescriptions? A: The law restricts the amount of certain types of pain medication that may be prescribed for acute pain. The STOP Act limits initial prescriptions for post-operative pain to no more than a 7-day supply. The Act limits initial prescriptions for all other types of acute pain to no…
Doctors say the flu is widespread in our area. It's not too late to get the flu shot. Contact one of the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center clinics for more information. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) also recommends the following: Try to avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be…
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Need help choosing a plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace? RCCHC provides free, in-person assistance with Certified Application Counselors. Open Enrollment for the Marketplace is Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, so give us a call at (252) 332-3548 to see what you could be eligible for today.
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Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center

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Ahoskie NC 27910
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