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Carbon Medical Services provides comprehensive health care

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Carbon Medical Service Association, Inc. in East Carbon was established in 1952 to serve the needs of coal miners and their families in Carbon and Emery County. In 1992 the clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center after nearly closing its doors during the softening of the coal mining industry. This Federal designation made Carbon Medical Service eligible to receive Federal and State grants to serve the underserved. In June of 2003 Carbon Medical Service purchased the Helper Clinic at 125 So. Main, Helper. This purchase allowed Carbon Medical Service the capability of expanding its services in that part of Carbon County and allowed improved access for the patients that are served by the organization.

Carbon Medical Service provides comprehensive primary health care services. These services include pharmacy services, preventive health care, patient education, behavioral health counseling, chronic disease management, immunizations, physicals, drug screening and routine care. The population served includes the uninsured, underserved, Medicare, Medicaid and Third Party Payers. Services are provided per Federal Guidelines on a Sliding Fee Discount. These services are provided to eligible patients by a grant from the U.S. Public Health Service and a State Primary Care Grant to serve the underserved. Services are provided to all age groups. The grant funds cover only a portion of our costs; the continued operation of our health centers depends on the collection of fees for our services.

Carbon Medical Service's East Carbon Clinic is staffed by Virginia Wheeler, and David Watkins, Family Nurse Practitioner; and Joyce Caviness, Registered Pharmacist. The Supervising Physician is Glori Allen, M.D. It is also staffed by other qualified staff. The Helper Clinic is staffed by Russell Hunt, Physician Assistant and other qualified staff. The Supervising Physician for that site is Glori Allen, M.D.

Call our East Carbon site at 435-888-4411 or the Helper site at 435-472-7000 to make an appointment. These clinics are accepting new patients. These clinics do not manage chronic pain.

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