GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Cone Health officials say they are working to open new clinics to help low-income and uninsured people.
Tim Clontz, executive vice president of health services at Cone Health, told WFMY News 2 the organization intends to open two clinics. One will be run by Cone Health. The second clinic is an effort by the Cone Health Foundation.
Clontz said both clinics will open within "a matter of months."
The announcement of the clinics follows the closing of an adult-care facility, HealthServe Community Health Clinic, run by Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine Inc. (TAPM). The facility closed Friday and affected about 20,000 people, according to TAPM.
One of the two new clinics will work out of the HealthServe facility at 1002 S. Eugene St. Clontz explained this facility will be a smaller operation than HealthServe. The clinic will only serve people with chronic care conditions, such as diabetes and heart problems. Clotz estimated the clinic will have about 1,200 patients. However, details about the clinic on Eugene Street remain limited at this time because they do not yet have another organization to run it.
The second clinic, run by Cone Health, will be a much larger operation than what HealthServe offered, according to Clotz. Cone Health has determined the location for the site, but has not released the location information yet. Clotz said it was not clear how many patients they will be able to serve, what services they will provide or the amount of staff they intend to employ.
Cone Health is a not-for-profit network based in Greensboro. According to its website, the company employs more than 10,500 employees, 1,000 physicians and 1,100 volunteers.