Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center:
A unique model of health and wellness care.
Auburn University Outreach is thrilled to announce the opening of the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center, a model unique in the state and nation. After more than two years of meetings and planning efforts, University Outreach led a collaborative team to open the doors to increased healthcare access in LaFayette, Alabama, a beautiful Main Street community with a spirit of inclusivity and “strength woven in”. The renovation of this city-owned facility was made possible when Chambers County secured funding through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Auburn University, Alfa Corporation and BlueCross BlueShield have each provided substantial funding to secure the ongoing operation of this facility through staffing and faculty and student engagement. Lead community partners include the City of LaFayette and Chambers County Commission. Auburn University lead partners include University Outreach, Cooperative Extension, the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Human Sciences with an extensive list of additional colleges committed to service provision.
At the epicenter of the facility is the state-of-the art OnMed® Telehealth Station, providing instant virtual access to Alabama licensed health care professionals. Patients entering the station are guided to use diagnostic tools within the station to aid in the overall diagnosis. The medical professional will deliver a prescription to the pharmacy of choice. The station has the capacity to dispense medication directly to the patients, once the state pharmacy board has issued this approval in Alabama. Auburn University faculty and staff will be on site regularly to provide health and wellness education, vaccinations and health screenings. The community was extensively involved in the development of the model right down to selecting the Center’s logo.
The Center is currently open for scheduled demonstrations and visits by contacting email@example.com or by calling Hollie Cost (334) 740-2897.
The open house and ribbon cutting are scheduled on April 21st - more details on this coming soon! Once fully staffed, the Center will be open 7 days a week. For more information, please visit aub.ie/ruralhealth.