PORT Health continues to strive to meet the needs of our patients through this difficult time. Even though COVID is still a threat, we are now giving our patients the option to have their appointments face to face with their provider. The option for remote appointments remains, however, if you prefer to be seen in the office, you are welcome to come in. Please note that you will be required to wear a face-covering that covers the mouth and nose, maintain social distancing and your temperature will be taken as you enter. Please call ahead of your appointment and let us know which option you choose. Emergency walk-in patients will also be seen face to face if so desired.
In an effort to provide a more immediate response to patient needs and to complete the continuum of care, PORT Health is proud to announce that it is now partnering with Genoa to provide in-house pharmacy services.
Specializing in behavioral health and addiction services, Genoa is uniquely positioned to be the full-service pharmacy for PORT Health, eastern North Carolina’s largest behavioral health and addiction organization. The addition of pharmacy services provides yet another level of patient care available through PORT Health, allowing them to become the most comprehensive provider of mental health and addiction services in our region.
Patients will enjoy many benefits of this partnership. Among many other benefits, medications can be dispensed in multi-dose packaging to ensure that prescription requirements are met. Additionally, patients can have medications mailed directly to their home free of charge and receive phone call reminders when it’s time to refill their prescriptions.
“This is a major step forward for our organization in terms of how quickly we can respond in crisis situations,” says PORT Health CEO, Tom Savidge. “We’ll have immediate access to the prescription medication that patients need when they come to our facility, and we can work with them to ensure they will continue to have their medication after they leave.”
Pharmacy services are currently available through every PORT facility-based crisis center, as well as at all PORT adolescent residential locations by September 1st. In addition, a fully operational pharmacy is housed within PORT’s Greenville outpatient clinic on Courtier Drive. The pharmacy services will scale appropriately as PORT continues to grow. In the future, pharmacy personnel will be placed at strategic PORT locations throughout the east to better coordinate pharmacy services.
About Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Genoa has been serving the behavioral health and addiction communities for over 15 years. They provide pharmacy and telepsychiatry services across 45 states and the District of Columbia and impact more than 550,000 individuals annually, filling more than 12 million prescriptions per year.