MPHC clinics provide primary care services as well as integrated behavioral health services and case management services to its patients. The services that are provided at MPHC cover a wide variety of health related problems including (but not limited to) acute medical illnesses such as common colds, flu, COVID, sinus infection, stomach ailments, skin rashes, depression, anxiety, asthma, high blood pressure, and allergy related problems.
Our primary care providers also perform sports, work, and DOT physicals as well as annual well-woman exams. Patients can also receive counseling on healthy lifestyle choices and MPHC providers prescribe birth control and other medications as needed to keep patients healthy. MPHC provides total health care for its patients and works closely with specialists in other fields of health and medicine to keep patients healthy.
MPHC Pediatrics office at 474 Industrial Lane provides care specific to children. These services include annual well visit, physical exams, and sick visits. These services are provided by a pediatric medical doctor as well as providers specifically trained as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Children are different and need providers that specialize in their care. Caring for children is an important part of the care we provide.
Our adult health care includes several services designed to keep adults feeling well and in control of their overall health. From preventive and wellness care to illness and chronic conditions, we understand the importance of keeping the entire family healthy. By taking care of yourself it allows you to take better care of family and loved ones that depend on you. Our providers can help guide you to better health and wellness through annual physical exams, screenings, vaccines, case management services, behavioral health care, and access to affordable medications through our discounted pharmacy program. At MPHC, we stay attentive to the lifestyle choices that can help you maintain better overall health and a higher quality of life.
Preventive Medicine & Disease Management
Our providers are ready to help patients control health problems that could become serious. With the proper guidance, disease management can help you feel better and improve your overall health. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, depression, as well as stress and anxiety are several examples of conditions our providers and staff can help patients to manage. Once diagnosed, our team of providers and nurses will help you develop a plan to get your health back on track.
Taking good care of your body before disease, illness, or injury strike is a great way to stay healthy. We focus a great deal of effort on wellness care and preventive medicine in order to best care for our patients and their families.
MPHC can provide most immunizations throughout the year. Some of the common vaccinations provided include: DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), Hepatitis A & B, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, HPV – Cervarix & Gardasil, Influenza , Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Meningococcal , Pneumococcal Conjugate, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide, Polio, Rotavirus , Shingles, Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis , Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) , Varicella (Chickenpox).
At Mountain People’s it is our goal to ensure the best care for women and girls through routine check-ups, education, and preventive care. Women have special medical needs that require attention beginning in their late adolescence and continuing throughout their lives. We work closely with female patients to review their medical history and risk factors as it relates to conditions such as breast cancer, heart disease, cervical or ovarian cancer, menopause, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Other conditions such as vitamin deficiency is sometimes overlooked by individuals, but in fact can be an underlying factor to other major conditions such as obesity, bone problems, lack of energy and fatigue, muscle weakness, memory problems, and bad skin that impact overall health. Vitamin D, calcium, folic acid, and iron shortages are a common problem among women that can be prevented and managed with the right care. MPHC providers perform routine blood tests to ensure you do not have a vitamin deficiency that can lead to poor health.
Our providers also understand how difficult it can be to decide on the right method for pregnancy prevention. That is why a variety of contraception medications and devices that are both safe and effective are offered to ensure that you are comfortable with the method you are using for pregnancy prevention. Our providers can help you understand the benefits and risks with each type of treatment and what may work best for you.
Mountain People’s Health offers many medications at discounted prices through our partnership with six local independent pharmacies. These contract pharmacies allow MPHC to distribute medications to its patients throughout the area and also provides access to well trained and informed local pharmacists. The discounted medications are made available through Mountain People’s participation in the 340B discount drug program.
Ask about our pharmacy discount program at your next visit or inquire at one of our participating pharmacies to see if your prescription qualifies.
- Danny’s Drugs
- Daugherty’s Drugs
- Mark’s Family Pharmacy
- Plateau DrugCenter
- Roark’s Pharmacy
- Scott County Pharmacy
Oral health is an indicator of your overall health. During a dental visit, your MPHC dentist will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, cancerous lesions, and more. Regular dental care is important for preventing dental problems and keeping a great looking smile. Good oral hygiene includes daily brushing and flossing and making regular visits to the dentist each year. We offer comprehensive family dental care at our state-of-the-art dental facility at 474 Industrial Lane in Oneida.
Services offered include exams, X-rays (including 3D imaging), cleanings, extractions, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatment and other preventive and restorative care.
Mountain People’s offers treatment and counseling options related to substance and alcohol abuse. Our providers and counselors are specifically trained to help you or someone you love receive the services that are needed to overcome addiction. We are licensed through the state of Tennessee as a non-residential outpatient facility. This means our team of providers works to help patients in need of treatment to receive the care they need in a familiar setting and by providers and staff they know.
Our team of case managers work with patients to help them understand how they can best manage their health. This dedicated team of professionals work collaboratively with our primary care, behavioral health, and dental team members to make sure patients not only understand what they need to do in order to stay as healthy as possible but they also keep patients informed and educated about their condition. Case managers work to assist our patients in maintaining optimal health. They help patients achieve wellness and independence through advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources, and service coordination. Case managers work hard to promote patients’ safety, quality of care, and affordable outcomes. Working in partnership with the patient, our case managers find the right plan and the most suitable resource to promote better care for a better life for each patient.
Mountain People’s prides itself on working every day to improve the services our patients receive. Our continuous improvement approach utilizes creative cross-functional teams of providers and staff to develop and improve work flows, as well as processes, to insure our patients get care of the highest quality for the lowest cost. This Lean Healthcare model is used by leading healthcare organizations across the United States to provide superior care to patients. Our Innovation Teams have helped us to be recognized for multiple awards for quality, including the highest award presented to health centers, The National Quality Award. This award recognizes the top 1% of health centers nationwide for various health metrics. We have received the National Quality Award for the last four consecutive years and we were one of only two health centers to ever earn the award in the state of Tennessee in 2019 and the only health center in the state to win the award in 2022.
Mountain People’s team of behavioral health providers work hand-in-hand with our primary care providers to help patients address their behavioral health needs. The integration of these providers working together results in patient-centered care that allows for earlier treatment of issues such as depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health concerns. Integrating medical and behavioral health care services also helps promote more accessible and equitable treatment of patients’ mental and physical health needs while reducing the stigma associated with behavioral health treatment.
Outreach & Enrollment Specialist
Our Outreach and Enrollment (O/E) Specialist works to provide outreach opportunities for community residents who lack access to healthcare and health insurance. The O/E Specialist also provides enrollment and application assistance to guide patients signing up for insurance programs through the Affordable Care Act.