Big Ivy Health and Wellness Board announces:
The Big Ivy Health and Wellness Advisory Board regrets to inform you that after two years of working to provide health care to our citizens here in BIG IVY, MAHEC has informed us of their decision to discontinue services at the Big Ivy Clinic located in the Community Center.
Patients have been notified that closure will be January 16, 2015.
During these two years, we have enjoyed strong support from MAHEC, Mission Hospital and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
In spite of our efforts to generate interest in the clinic, the demand for health care services has not been sufficient to continue to keep the clinic open. There simply were not enough patients to make it sustainable.
We commend MAHEC for their efforts, Marisa Graham, the PA who served the clinic, the Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County and the Big Ivy Community Board for their support.
MAHEC will continue to see patients at the new MAHEC Family Health Center, located in Woodfin where Ms Graham will be located.
Our hope was to provide health care in the Big Ivy Community and perhaps in the future that opportunity will open again for us.