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Mobile health clinic for mental health & substance use counseling opens in Washington County

Gov. Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley attend Trillium Health mobile health clinic launch in Washington County
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Gov. Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley attend Trillium Health mobile health clinic launch in Washington County

Trillium Health Resources launched a mobile integrated care unit in Washington County yesterday that will bring mental health and substance use counseling to the community. PRE’s Meredith Radford has more.

Trillium Health Resources is launching seven mobile health clinics throughout Eastern North Carolina. According to a news release, Gov. Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley attended the launch in Washington County.

In 2021, Trillium launched its first mobile clinic for Perquimans and surrounding counties. Later that year, it received $1.42 million from NCDHHS to create these additional clinics, which will offer mental health screenings, substance use disorder treatment, traditional therapy, medication management via telemedicine, care management and crisis and disaster response.

The release says these clinics will increase capacity and access to services in rural areas, where providers cannot always find or afford office space, and allow people who might not otherwise have access to services to receive care in a timely manner.

For Public Radio East, I’m Meredith Radford.

Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to cover the area and contribute to the community. When not out reporting, she enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking as well as baking.