BHMC is 11 years old and has evolved into a very successful rural clinic, Crnkovic and Brooks said. According to Brooks, he has had calls from throughout Texas and other states asking him about BHMC. It was born out of a federal grant and has turned into a self-sustaining entity.
Beyond Dixon and Crnkovic, BHMC is staffed by Family Nurse Practitioner Colleen Hendrix, MS, NP-C and overseen by Medical Director Ed Evans, D.O.
A key word in describing BHMC is “rural.” Texas recognizes it as the first rural, mobile health clinic in the state Brooks said.
“We are a rural health clinic,” Dixon said. “In order to do that, we have to accommodate the population that is not able to just go to a family physician or is not able to get out to the hospital. Our goal, or [the] benefit of having us, is that we go to the places where it’s more easily accessible to the community.”
To add to the rural spirit, community is another key word that describes PPGH’s vision.
From babies four months and older to senior citizens, BHMC offers a variety of services including:
• Treatment for chronic and acute illnesses.
• Complete physical exams:
Texas Healthy Step physicals.
• Women’s Health Service.
• Diagnostic testing.
• Follow-up and referrals.
• Diabetic screening.
• Hypertension screening.
• Depression screening.
• PSA and cholesterol screening.
For BHMC hours of operation and locations, visit www.ppgh.com/clinics.htm. For more information, contact the hospital at 940-325-7891 or mobile at 940-745-0484.