Mission: To provide primary care and
Programs: Block island health services is the sole source of medical services on our island. Our staff includes a full time family practice physician, a full time family practice nurse practitioner, a full time rn, a full time receptionist/billing clerk, a part time finance specialist, and an executive director. The urgent care component requires clinicians to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week broken up by the clinitians on a bi-weekly rotation. Our population is extremely seasonal. We have about 1,000 full time residents, but fluctuates to 20,000 or more during the high season. There approximately are 5,000 patient visits annually which provide our patient revenues. To supplement our revenues we conduct multiple fundraising campaigns, grant writing and receive funding from the town of new shoreham for operating costs. The seasonality and remoteness of our facility does add to the complexity of the operations and budgeting process. In an effort to provide a wider range of service we rent space to specialists. At this time an acupuncturist, a chiropractor, a dentist, a massage therapist, an orthordontist, a podiatrist, and a psychologist come to the center to provide services to those needing them on block island.