HealthServe To Close: 20,000 Patients Affected

10:39 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine announced Tuesday they will close its adult practice in Greensboro at the end of August.

The closing of HealthServe Community Health Clinic - located at 1002 S. Eugene St. - is scheduled for Aug. 30 and is expected to impact an estimated 20,000 patients, according to TAPM.

The healthcare provider cited multiple reasons for its decision to close. They said in a statement, "The rising number of uninsured adults needing healthcare, coupled with North Carolina's decision not to expand Medicaid and the loss of historical community funding, has had a significant negative financial impact on the community's largest primary care safety-net provider, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc. (TAPM)."

Patients at the adult practice in High Point and children who are patients with the TAPM pediatric services will not be affected by the closing.

TAPM said they will send out letters to notify patients this week.

TAPM employees will also be affected. CEO Brian Ellerby said in a news release, "We will discuss options available to these individuals including placement into other open and appropriate positions within the organization as well as unemployment benefits," Ellerby said. "Staff has been loyal to the organization, to its mission and especially to our patients. We will work with them to evaluate their options."

TAPM formed in 2010 after a merger among Guilford Child Health, HealthServe Community Health Clinic and High Point Adult Health Center.

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