MEND Free Clinics

MEND Free Clinics in Pitt County

Juan, left, ACA Certified Marketplace Navigator and one of Access East's Spanish interpreters, at a recent free clinic with Lisa, HealthAssist Social Worker, and Jessica, MEND Social Work Care Manager.

Through MEND, local medical professionals, medical students, and other volunteers staff three free clinics that together offer several weekly opportunities for uninsured patients from not only Pitt County, but also Greene and Beaufort counties as well.

If residents from other than those three counties come to one of the Pitt County free clinics, MEND case-management will attempt to link those people to free or reduced-fee clinics in their own area.

The three Pitt County free clinics are located in different parts of Greenville, affording patients better opportunities for access. See details on each clinic, below.

PLEASE NOTE, however, that clinic schedules and patient-physician interactions have been greatly adjusted in our efforts to help prevent local spread of  COVID-19, including having one of the three clinics operate primarily via telehealth (using computers and tablets for patient-doctor interactions, instead of in-person visits), while another clinic remains temporarily closed.

Please see the current information for each clinic, below.

Community Crossroads Center Clinic

Originally known as the Greenville Community Shelters Clinic, this free clinic is run by ECU BSOM students and volunteer physicians, and is typically open to any member of the public; currently, the clinic is ONLY open to shelter residents, however. Appointments are not taken; service is entirely walk-in, on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically eight-10 patients are able to be seen per open hours per day.

Current hours: During the COVID-19 national emergency, the clinic is open every other Monday, from 6-9 p.m., to shelter residents ONLY; the Community Crossroads Center Clinic will reopen again to the general public after the COVID emergency has been lifted.

Patient-physician visits are being handled primarily via telehealth (over a computer or iPad; doctors are not actually present at the clinic).

El personal médico incluye un intérprete de español.

Location: 207 Manhattan Ave., Greenville.

The Oakmont Clinic at The Branches
TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Staffed by volunteer community medical providers and nurses, the clinic offers wellness checkups and referrals for additional services. Periodically, eye exams, sports physicals for athletic participation, and other exams may also be performed.

El personal médico incluye un intérprete de español.

Location: The Branches, 1400 Red Banks Road, Greenville.

Pitt County Care Clinic (PCCC)
at the Pitt County Health Department

The former Grimesland Clinic, now relocated to the Pitt County Health Department, is run by ECU BSOM students and volunteer physicians, and serves patients from any county. PCCC offers acute primary care and medications, as well as blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings.

Current hours: During the COVID-19 national emergency, the clinic is open every other Sunday, from noon-4 p.m.; check the Access East Facebook page for ongoing updates on clinic dates.

El personal médico incluye un intérprete de español.

Location: 201 Government Circle, Greenville.