Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
Giles Nurse Practitioner, Raschid Ghoorahoo
Giles Free Clinic
The Giles Free Clinic is a satellite clinic of the Free Clinic of the New River Valley that is committed to providing valuable healthcare services to all uninsured, low-income adult residents of Giles County. The Giles Free Clinic's intent is to expand access to healthcare for Giles residents who otherwise might have difficulty traveling to Christiansburg to receive medical, dental, pharmacy and mental health care services.
About the Giles Free Clinic
The Giles Free Clinic was founded in October, 2007, with a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Outreach Grant. When it opened, the Giles Clinic was only open 20 hours a week with a part-time practitioner. Since then, the Giles Clinic has expanded to 40 hours of patient care per week serving 1,200 patients from Giles and Bland Counties and some West Virginia counties, providing over 18,000 visits. The care is provided thanks to many local volunteer medical practitioners and the free services provided by Carilion Giles Community Hospital.
On May 13, 2011, the Giles Free Clinic was awarded a second HRSA grant totaling $540,000 over three years to create G-Net, a rural health network. G-Net will integrate and expand access to primary and specialty healthcare services for the people of Giles County. The target population will increase to include underserved children by broadening the scope of available services in the County to include health navigation, and by facilitating the addition of critical transportation services and cultural training of health professionals.
The Giles County Health Network compiled a list in 2012 of health care and related resources available in Giles County. View the Resource Guide here:
Giles Health Needs Assessment
In September 2011, the Giles Free Clinic received a federal grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, to conduct a year-long planning initiative to prepare for a possible application to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
As a primary component of the planning process, a thorough Giles County Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted. The link below contains the findings of that needs assessment, including data on the target population and the geographic service area, primary data, secondary data, a health and human services inventory, an analysis of the environment of care, and a health service gap analysis.
If this file is too large to download, the Executive Summary is attached here:
The Giles Clinic continues to seek local volunteers (both medical and non-medical) and donations for sustainability.
Contact the Giles Free Clinic:
219 South Buchanan St.
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Ph (540) 921-3502
Fax (540) 921-3503