Press Center
News
2017
2016
Darlene Bryan Assumes Duties as Hospital Interim Administrator
Humboldt General Begins Search for New Administrator
Prospective Volunteers Invited to Auxiliary Membership Meeting
Humboldt General Hospital Names New Director of Anesthesia Services
Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2017
Humboldt GEneral Hospital Announces 2017 Childbirth Education Schedule
HGH EMS Rescue Invites Area Kids to 'Cookies with Santa' Event
HGH EMS Rescue to 'Stuff' Ambulance with Toys for Needy Children
Women's Choice Award Again Honors Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility
Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run
Local Residents Invited to 'Beef Up Blood Supply' During Local Drive
Dr. Leonard Perkinson Will Stay at Humboldt General Hospital
CEO Jim Parrish Announces His Departure From HGH
HGH Communications Center Gives Callers Live, Personal Care
Humboldt General Hospital 'Safe Haven' for Unwanted Babies
Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday
HGH Asks for Community's Input with Patient Experience Survey
Brad Granath Named Family Physician 'Fellow'
HGH EMS Rope Rescue Team Transports Patient by Crane
Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes Two New Resident Physicians
Newest HGH Bachelor of Science Nurses Graduate
Town Hall Meeting Will Discuss Senior-Friendly Services
HGH EMS Rescue to Present 'Annual EMS Refresher'
Rural Health Clinic Opens at Humboldt General Hospital
Immunization, Wellness Check Will Help Prepare Area Kids for School
'Miracle Jars' Will Provide Cancer Gift During Holiday Season
Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue Will Offer EMT Course
Patrick Osgood Newest Orthopedic Surgeon at HGH
HGH Orthopedic Clinic Now Offers Total Hip Replacement
Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary Donation Perfect Gift for HGH Radiology
Community Invited to 'Drive Away a Hero' During July Blood Drive
HGH Construction Team Vying for Design Award
Local LPN Leader Honored for 'Endeavor' Nomination
Humboldt General Hospital Recognizes Top Employees
HGH EMS Rescue Announces 'CPR Training Center' Designation
Tina Wilson Named 2016 HGH 'Nightingale Nurse of the Year'
Humboldt General Hospital to Offer Free Sports Physicals to Area Youth
Humboldt General Hospital Launches Robotic Telestroke Program
'Fit Kids' Summer Program Designed to Get Kids Moving
Humboldt General Hospital Employees Honored for Years of Service
HGH EMS Rescue Joins 'Indy 500' Campaign to Promote Organ Donation
HGH EMS Rescue Will Mark Week With Community Celebration
LaRena's Race This Saturday at French Ford Middle School
Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday
Fourth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Switches to Spring
'Lucky' Twins Born at Humboldt General on St. Patrick's Day
Hospital, Employee Committee Donate AED to Boys and Girls Club of Winnemucca
Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2016
Humboldt General Hospital Honors On-The-Job Trainers for Guidance, Instruction
Penny Begay Takes Over as New Health Information Management Director
Humboldt General Hospital Says Goodbye to Beloved Laundry Aide
Diabetes Support Will Discuss 'MyPlate Method' of Nutrition
Annual Community Health Fair Scheduled for Saturday, March 19
Hospital Trustees Approve Moving Forward With Final Construction Phase
HGH Says CARE Act Will Help Reinforce Exceptional Patient Care
Diabetes Support Group to Focus on Heart Health
Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of the New Year
Support Group Will Discuss How to Get SMART About Goal Setting
2015
2014
2013
2012
Announcements

Article Sections

Contact Us Print this Page Change Font Size
Press Center > News > 2016 > Rural Health Clinic Opens at Humboldt General Hospital

Rural Health Clinic Opens at Humboldt General Hospital

Monday, August 22, Humboldt General Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic opened to the public.

The second-floor construction is part of Phase 4 of the hospital’s ongoing building project. The new Rural Health Clinic is actually made up of four clinics including Leonard Perkinson, MD; Jeremy Hurst, FNP-C; Echo Mathews, FNP; and the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Bradford Granath, MD, will also move into the new area in October.

An all-new Mother Baby Unit is located directly below the Rural Health Clinic on the first floor, while underground parking is located just below street level; clinic patients may access the parking from the Mizpah Street entrance. An elevator allows access to the first or second floors of the new space.

While the new clinic area provides more elbow room for the hospital’s growing slate of providers, HGH Administrative Director of Physician Services Pamela Wickkiser said the Rural Health Clinic is much more than just clinic space.

“This is really meant to allow our entire community to be able to access the medical care they need,” said Wickkiser.

Wickkiser said the new space is part of the federal Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program, which is intended to increase access to primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities.

RHCs can be public, nonprofit, or for-profit healthcare facilities; however, they must be located in rural, underserved areas.

Dr. Leonard Perkinson who serves as the director of HGH’s Rural Health Clinic said, “Not all physicians are in a position to serve our Medicaid and Medicare patient populations, since reimbursement rates from the government are so low.”

He continued, “But Humboldt General Hospital is in a position to not only fill those needs with the family practice needs of our entire community.”

Dr. Perkinson added, “We are proud to offer this designation to our patients and our community.”

The clustered clinic is different from the clinic spaces at the opposite end of the hospital. Instead of each clinic having separate receptionists and medical assistants, the new clinic includes a central reception area where all patients check in and where appointments with all providers are scheduled.

Dr. Perkinson said all the healthcare providers are capable of viewing patients’ electronic medical records, so whether patients make an appointment with their preferred provider or with the “first available” provider, the clinic will offer continuity of care.

Wickkiser also said the enhanced team environment, with all receptionists and medical assistants working together for the one clinic, will provide a more personalized focus on each patient.

“We are really excited about this new clinic and our ability to serve patients better,” said Wickkiser.

Dr. Perkinson told trustees at the Tuesday, August 23, meeting of the hospital board that the new space is “amazing.”

“This Rural Health Clinic is going to take on a large role in caring for the people of our community,” he said. “We are going to be able to do that much more efficiently.”

Dr. Perkinson said that he and Dr. Granath—who are both Family Practice/OB physicians—are also excited at the prospect of being just one floor up from the new Mother Baby Unit.

“Just one flight down and we’re there to check on moms and deliver babies,” said Dr. Perkinson. “That is going to be very, very nice.”

For more information about Humboldt General Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic, or to make an appointment, please call (775) 623-5222, and choose option 2, or call the phone number for any of the participating clinics.

To access the clinic, please use the new underground parking garage (Mizpah entrance) and take the elevator to the second floor. Alternatively, use the hospital's main entrance and follow the "Rural Health Clinic" signs to the second-floor clinic.

Related Articles