Evans Blount Community Center

by Terry Watson | May 5th, 2011
Drs Blount and Evans

Dr. George Evans and Dr. Alvin Blount, Jr. (Photo by Evans/Blount)

On November 22, 2010, the Evans-Blount Community Health Center opened in Southeast Greensboro and became the answer to years of hard work and dedication from many residents in that area. Many of these residents have chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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pening of the Evans-Blount Community Health Center, these residents have quality, affordable health care in their community. One patient said this about the Center: “The doctor took time to listen to me. He evaluated my condition and explained to me so I understood my condition and what I needed to do. The staff was caring and considerate – they took time with me and I did not feel like just a number.”

The Center is open to anyone age 18 and over. Since its opening, over 500 adults have enrolled as patients at the Center. Our patients come from all over Guilford County and some surrounding counties. The Evans-Blount Community Health Center is a partnership of Guilford County, PHS Community Care, LLC and the Guilford County Department of Public Health. It is named for two respected long-time Greensboro physicians, Dr. George Evans and Dr. Alvin Blount, Jr. Both of the namesakes were present, along with dignitaries, family and friends to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and opening of the Center in November. Sadly, Dr. Evans passed away on February 4, 2011, at the age of 103, but his legacy will live on in the Center and in the community.

The Center provides a professional team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, certified nursing assistants and office support staff that provide general medical care and chronic disease treatment. Partnering with patients to improve their health status is an important goal for the staff.

The Evans-Blount Community Health Center is located at 2031 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, Suite A in the Benbow Professional Center adjacent to Lane Drug. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (336)641-2100. Methods of payment accepted are Medicaid, Medicare, other insurance and self-pay (which is prorated according to your income).

“We are excited to be able to bring needed health care services to the Southeast Greensboro community,” stated Merle Green, Guilford County Department of Public Health Director, whose leadership and guidance for more than two years brought to reality a dream that was in the hearts of many. At the end of a recent medical visit, a new patient told the staff he was “glad he finally found a place that really cared about the patient.” He was eager to tell his family and friends about the Evans-Blount Community Health Center.

Adjacent to the Center is the Evans-Blount Conference & Education Center. The Conference & Education Center has state of the art equipment and can accommodate up to 30 participants for a conference or training and is available for your use when your community organization reserves the room. It is available to reserve Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. For additional information about reserving this room, please call (336) 641-2100.

If you are looking for a medical home, stop by and see what the Evans-Blount medical team can offer you and your family. For more information about Evans-Blount Community Health Center, please call (336) 641-2100 or visit www.evansblountheath.com.

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