17 Sep 2013

Primary Care & Hope Clinic Adds X-Ray Department

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Thanks to a donation of equipment from Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, the Primary Care & Hope Clinic now offers x-ray as another in-house service to patients.

“We are very grateful for the donation of the x-ray machine by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, along with the donation of its installation by Delta Imaging,”   said Lisa Terry, Primary Care & Hope Clinic Chief Executive Officer.  “Their contributions have allowed us to implement our plan for in-house radiology services, and further strengthen the health care safety net for the uninsured and underserved in Rutherford County.”

After receiving the x-ray unit from Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, grant funding was then secured to purchase a computed radiography machine that converts film x-ray to a digital image, and to install lead lining in the x-ray room.    The X-Ray Department is now operational and certified staff began taking x-rays last week.

“Offering radiology services in-house significantly contributes to the integration of care we provide our patients,” said Terry.   Over 5,000 patients seek health care services from The Primary Care & Hope Clinic each year.    In addition to primary health care, the health center offers on-site lab testing, behavioral health counseling, prescription assistance, and nutrition and diabetic education and counseling.  As with other services at the health center, x-rays are provided for uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.