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Greater Regional Outreach Public Health Moves Down the Hall
Diabetes Education also moves in the Medical Arts Plaza

In October, nearly 2,000 patients visited Greater Regional Outreach-Public Health where they received a flu shot, child immunization, allergy shot or another outpatient service.

The public health office is currently located in suite 150 on the lower level of the Medical Arts Plaza at Greater Regional having moved there last year to increase convenience for the public. The goal of the public health staff is to improve the quality of life for persons of all ages through services and education provided in their homes and in the community.

However, Greater Regional announced the Department’s office will soon move to suite 105 –  just down the hall where the flu clinics and Heart and Outreach Clinics have been held the past two years.

"We'll be just inside the south entrance," said Robin Sevier, public health nurse in Union County. "This move gives our patients easier accessibility, and we'll also have a larger waiting room there, which will be better for everyone."  In addition, the space available for staff is improved.  Current space used by the Department is planned to be absorbed by Specialty Physicians due to growth in that Department.

The number of walk-in patients for child and adult immunizations, allergy shots and other services has continued to grow during the past year.  In addition, the Department assists Greater Regional Medical Clinics with a few outpatient services to add convenience for patients.  These services include allergy and testosterone shots.  In 2015, plans are to offer all immunizations at the location.

The Department plans to move Thursday and Friday this week, December 11 and 12.

Sevier added flu vaccinations are still available and recommended as the influenza virus can be life-threatening. Flu shots can be given to those sixth months of age and older. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to give 100 percent protection. For more information, call GRMC outreach and public health at 641-782-3682.

In addition to Outreach-Public Health’s move, the Diabetic Education program has recently co-located with the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department on the second floor of the Medical Arts Plaza.  Appointments for Diabetic Education can be made by calling 641-782-3845.