Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) was formerly a migrant clinic functioning only in the summer months to serve the migrant workers.  It was located in the Thomas House on Church St.  In 1976 federal funds were obtained to expand the clinic to the Blue Ridge Community Health Services.  Barbara Garrison, member of Trinity, served as its director from 1976 until 1997.  Over the years many members of Trinity have been involved with the clinic in numerous roles.

The program of the clinic is comprehensive to meet the medical needs of the community.  A recent expansion of services is a health clinic located at North Henderson High School. A clinic at Apple Valley Middle School has been serving that population.  In 2007, 13,000 persons in our community were served.  Although the clinic receives some federal subsidy, funding is needed for many items not covered by the subsidy such as medications.  Patients are seen on a sliding fee scale.  Everyone pays something based on individual incomes.  BRCHS does receive a contribution from Trinity’s budget through the Local Mission Ministry.

If you are interested in learning more or want to investigate volunteer opportunities, please call 692-4289 or visit their web site at www.brchs.com