Minnie Hamilton News

Grantsville Operations

(304) 354-9244
 Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
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Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Emergency Room
24 Hours, 7 days a week

Glenville Clinic

(304) 462-7322
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Glenville Pediatric Clinic

(304) 354-5909
Hours of Operation
Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday

Grantsville Dental Office

(304) 354-6144
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm

 

School Based Health Centers

Calhoun County

(304)354-6851
Hours of Operation
Arnoldsburg Elementary
Tuesday and Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Wednesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Calhoun Middle/High School
Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(no provider/nurse)

Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Gilmer County

Gilmer County High School
(304)462-8500
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

(304) 354-6151
Hours of Operation
Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Glenville State College Clinic

(304) 462-7361 ext. 6430
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 pm

 



 

New Lung Cancer Screening Tool Available

ScansAccording to the American Lung Society, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.  The lung cancer five-year survival rate (16.3%) is lower than many other leading cancer sites, such as the colon (65.2%), breast (90.0%) and prostate (99.9%).  The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 52.6 percent for cases detected when the disease is still localized (within the lungs). However, only 15 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage.

Beginning October 1, 2013, Minnie Hamilton Hospital’s Radiology department will begin to offer a new screening for early detection of tumors in the lungs.  It is a low-dose CT scan of the lungs.  According to an article in the August 12, 2013 issue of Time magazine, there are 94 million current and former smokers in the U.S. and every year 160,000 of them die from lung cancer.  A study released by the National Cancer Institute called the National Lung Screening Trial, demonstrated that using low-dose CT instead of traditional X-ray resulted in a 20 percent decrease in this death rate. 

Because of the high rate of smokers in and around Calhoun County, this low-cost screening could be a valuable tool in diagnosing our at-risk population early with lung tumors before they show symptoms and cancer spreads outside the lung area. 

The expected cost of this screening will be approximately $125.00.  Because this is a screening, at this time most insurance companies are not covering the cost of this.  Also, because of the low cost, this screening will not be eligible for sliding fee.

We, at the radiology department of Minnie Hamilton, are committed to providing state-of-the-art testing close to home.  See your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this new screening.

To learn more about what Minnie Hamilton Health System has to offer check out our web site at www.mhhcc.com or call 304-354-9244.

 

Flu Shots Available

Flu Shots are now available at Minnie Hamilton Health System. You may call and make a nurse appointment to receive the vaccine unless you have Medicaid or are 12 years of age or under, you need to see a provider.

Regular and Pediatric are $16. High Dose Adult Flu Shot - $35, Flu Shot Intradermal - $22, Flumist - Nasal Spray - $26, Flu Shot Quadrivalent, Adult - $20, Peds - $25, Flu Blok - $42, Pneumonia - Pnemovax 23 - $85, Pneumonia - Prevnar 13 - $152.

 For Flu immunization shots, Flumist nasal spray vaccine and Pneumonia immunizations.  This amount can be billed to their insurance.  Sliding Fee does not apply to this amount.  Sliding Fee does apply to the office visit if required.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Minnie Hamilton Health System, in conjunction with NovaSom Inc., is proud to announce the introduction of home Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that affects 18 million Americans. OSA is characterized by abnormal pauses or low breathing during sleep.  If you or a loved one is showing sleep apnea symptoms, such as loud snoring or daytime sleepiness, it may be comforting to know you're not alone.  Undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes, and has been associated with depression, diabetes, and sexual dysfunction.  In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for depression, impaired work productivity, and higher risk of motor vehicle accidents.  Please call Rebecca Ewing at (304)354-9722 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

Minnie Hamilton Rural Health Clinic Opening Soon

EDoor

The Emergency Department is relocated  and fully functional.

New procedures explained. 

Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville Operations renovations are moving along on schedule with the completion date in late Autumn.We would like to thank the public for their patience as we have moved the Emergency department and are in the construction phase of the new, combined Rural Health Clinic.With the renovations has come changes in the way we make appointments and handle walk-in patients.

Appointments:

We encourage you to call to make an appointment for the clinic during regular hours at any time (24 hours/day).  Our staff follow scheduling guidelines and you will be scheduled accordingly.* Most non-urgent appointments (i.e. 3 month diabetic check) get scheduled out a few days/weeks, not the same day you call. *  “Same Day” (more urgent) appointments are available in the schedule also. Again, we encourage you to call.* If you present as a “Walk-in”, you will follow the triage process explained below and will be given the next available appointment with a provider who has an opening (may have a longer wait time) unless you present with emergent or more urgent condition that requires ED treatment. Occasionally the ED provider may see you as a clinic walk-in during regular hours also.  *After hours,  walk-in’s are seen as an Emergency Department patient, not clinic.

Heather Carter, LPN, Primary Care and Nina Smith, RN, Director of Primary Care looking over Rural Health Clinic Construction Site. 

Walk in processBN

A patient enters the hospital either by the main entrance into the lobby or through the ED doors. They are directed to the main desk and are asked to sign in on a clip board. The clerk then calls the ED and informs them they have a walk in. The ED nurse tells the clerk to send them back to the triage room located by the main entrance of the ED. The triage nurse assigns the walk in patient an acuity ranging  from emergent to non-urgent ( clinic).If the patient is triaged as clinic, they are directed to one of the clinics to the next available provider.

After clinic hours;

The clinic hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the week and 8:00 a.m. to4:00 p.m. on the weekends. If a patient presents after these times they will be determined to be an ED patient.

Follow up Appointments

It is very important to keep your follow up appt. in order to evaluate the progress. It allows your provider to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan, if any changes need to be made and it allows the patient to voice any questions or concerns about the treatment plan.If you have any further questions please call (304) 354-9244.