Medical Clinic Closes | Sentinel Times

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On Friday, August 19, 2016 the Spring River Medical Clinic closed their doors. A statement on their website states the reason for closing the medical clinic is due to the “continued reductions in revenue to mental health that directly impacts our ability to support the growth of medical services. SRMHW has been faced with losses as a result of a decrease in Medicaid revenue from 2014 to 2015 and an additional 4% cut in Medicaid reimbursements that took effect in July 2016. We also did not anticipate turnover in our medical practitioner two times since we opened. This has interrupted our momentum in growing the clinic and is very costly. We are just unable to continue to cover these losses without jeopardizing the financial health of SRMHW.”
The website also states that they will continue to be available by telephone at 620-848-2380 until September 30, 2016 to answer questions and/or arrange for medical records to be transferred. After that time the records will be available at Spring River Mental Health and Wellness, Inc. by calling 620-848-2300.
If a patient has medications that were prescribed by them and a refill is needed contact your pharmacy and they will contact the Medical Clinic. They will assist with medication refills through September 30.
It will remain our goal to re-establish medical services in the future as we believe strongly in the benefit of integrated care.
Spring River Medical Clinic as a Rural Health Clinic in May of 2015.


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