The GHBC Clinic, located on the first floor of the Crossroads, handles minor health issues and assists with the health concerns of residents. Services are coordinated by registered nurses in the clinic who assist and advise residents in making decisions regarding their health care. They provide health assessments and treatments that do not require the services of a physician. The Clinic nurse also acts as a liaison between the resident and his/her physician and can also advise/recommend the need to involve other health care professionals.
A nurse practitioner is available by appointment to see residents who are experiencing a change in medical condition. The nurse practitioner can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications in the same way a physician can. The fee for this service will be billed to Medicare and your supplemental insurance company.
The nurse practitioner serves as the Clinic Coordinator.
Medical Records. Medical Records sends each resident his/her medical information sheet annually to give the resident an opportunity to update the information. The updated information sheet must be returned to the clinic.
Inova Lab comes daily. Lab tests ordered by physicians can be filled at GHBC. Blood draws are at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Crossroads and in the clinic Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. Most results come back the same day and are forwarded to the referring physician.
Medical Meal trays (meals delivered on a tray to apartments with delivery fee waived) can be arranged with approval of the clinic nurse.
Immunizations: GHBC offers a Flu Vaccine Clinic every October and can administer shingles and other vaccines upon request.
Medication Administration: The Clinic offers two ways in which residents are provided assistance with medication administration:
- The CVS Pharmacy located at Goodwin House Alexandria can prepare a one-week supply of pills, which the resident will self-administer. If a resident is interested in this service, s/he can contact a nurse in the clinic. The nurse will verify the medications with the resident’s physician(s) and provide this information to CVS Pharmacy at GHA. The pill box will be delivered weekly to the 4th floor medication room for the resident to pick up. There is a fee for this service; the clinic nurse can provide details.
- Registered Medication Aides (RMAs) can administer medications to residents in the 4th floor medication room. If a resident is interested in this service, s/he can contact a nurse in the clinic. After the nurse verifies the medications with the resident’s physician they are entered into the electronic medication administration system. Medication will be delivered to the 4th floor, where RMAs will dispense it to the resident. There is a fee for this service; the clinic nurse can provide details.
Please keep the clinic up to date:
- physician notes, especially new diagnoses, changes in medication, or upcoming surgeries or treatments.
- complete list of medications, doctor notes from hospital stays, office visits, and ER visits
- emergency contact information and updated Living Wills. Information in the resident's file will be sent to the hospital if a resident goes out on a 911 call.
Blood pressure checks: Residents who want to have their blood pressure checked occasionally for their own information can do so in the 4th floor medication room. If you have a doctor's order for it to be done regularly, please take the order to the clinic to be entered into the system.
Note: The clinic no longer accepts expired medications for disposal.