Cone Health to Offer Additional Care for Children in Need
Cone Health will open a new healthcare practice for children in need. The Cone Health Center for Children opens Feb. 3. in the Wendover Medical Center, 301 E. Wendover Ave., Suite 400, Greensboro. The practice will serve children and adolescents from birth to age 21.
Guilford Child Health recently announced a large layoff of staff. The new Cone Health practice ensures that the nearly 40,000 children and adolescents in Guilford County who are insured by Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or who don’t have insurance continue to receive the same care as before. Some of the former Guilford Child Health physicians and providers will staff the Cone Health Center for Children.
“Cone Health is committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare for everyone in this community, adults and children alike,” says Cone Health Chief Executive Officer Tim Rice.
Children will be seen at the Cone Health Center for Children Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patients with questions may call (336) 832-8000 until Feb. 3 when a permanent phone number for the practice is announced. The Cone Health Center for Children will provide well visits and sick-child care. In addition, a wide range of services will be provided to children who are chronically ill, developmentally delayed or affected by mental health issues.
The Cone Health Center for Children is the latest example of Cone Health helping those most in need of healthcare services in our community. In November, staff was added at the Cone Health Urgent Care Center on Church Street to care for uninsured and underinsured adults. A dedicated facility at 201 E. Wendover Ave. will open in late spring to serve these adult patients.
In fiscal year 2013, Cone Health provided nearly $245 million in uncompensated care to the community, up nearly 33 percent from the year before. “We are proud to make this contribution, however we cannot do this alone,” Rice said. “There are 80,000 uninsured adults and children in Guilford County. We will continue working with community partners, agencies and supporters to provide care and to build innovative models for the future.”