Goshen Medical Center – Eastpointe

The Goshen Medical Center (GMC) – Eastpointe homeless project provides comprehensive health care and mental health services to the homeless and migrant population. To accomplish these goals, GMC-Eastpointe collaborates with the County Health Department, Social Services, Housing Authority, and vocational rehabilitation. Since their three sites, GMC-Eastpointe, GMC-Salvation Army, GMC-Goldsboro, are located near a military base, veterans and their family members also use the extensive services provided.

Services

Comprehensive health care and mental health services are available 5 days a week. Outreach services are provided 2 to 3 nights. Dental services are provided by a contracted dentist at the office and by a charitable organization, “Baptist Men’s Mobile Dental Unit,” in the migrant camps. The sliding fee scale serves as a tremendous benefit for the patients and makes health and dental care reasonably affordable for this population. Referrals for specialty care are accomplished through subcontractors or other partnering agencies. Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Outreach, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, STD Testing, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation

Linkages

GMC-Eastpointe has linkages with Salvation Army, Wayne County Health Department, Wayne County Social Services, Wayne County Housing Authority, Lighthouse, and Fordham House.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 9,000

Patients served: 190

Subcontractors

Baptist Men's Dental Van

PO Box 1107 Cary, NC 27512
Contact:
Joanne Honeycutt 
Phone:
(919) 467-5100
Fax:
(919) 460-6329

Eastpointe Area Mental Health

100 South James Street Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Kinston Community Health 

324 North Queen Street Kinston, NC 28501
Contact:
Noberto Velazquez
Phone:
(252) 522-9202
Fax:
(252) 522-1557

Mount Olive Piggly Wiggly 

615 North Breazeale Avenue Mt. Olive, NC 28365 
Contact:
Kevin Wilson
Phone:
 (919) 658-8660 
Fax:
(919) 658-8630