The Beersheba Springs Medical was founded in 2010 by a group of concerned individuals in response to the difficult access to care in Grundy County. Dr. Garrett Adams of Louisville, Ky. spearheaded the effort to provide medical services and the medical clinic opened that same year.
The clinic is completely free to anyone, not just Grundy County residents, and is staffed with several nurse practitioners and volunteer doctors including general practice residents from Yale Medical School and UT College of Medicine in collaboration with Erlanger Medical System and St. Thomas Ascension. No insurance payment is accepted and funding is provided by individual donations, grants and patient donations.
In response to a large number of patients with oral infections the dental clinic was opened in 2019 with a generous grant from Delta Dental Insurance of Tennessee. The Dental Clinic is staffed by a dental assistant and three dentists including residents from a general practice dental residency program at Revive Dentistry in Chattanooga.
Overseeing both clinics and writing grant proposals, along with myriad other duties, is Beersheba Springs Medical and Dental Clinic executive director Mandy Eller.
Eller and Dr. Bruce Baird provided a presentation before Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary on Jan. 12.
The Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic welcomes a new executive director, Mandy Eller.
Ms. Eller, a native of Warren County, was a recent president/CEO of the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. She brings grant writing and fundraising experience to the clinic and will continue crucial relationships with medical and community organizations to maintain and expand services as needed.
“The clinic serves a vital need to those who otherwise would not have access to medical or dental care and prescription medications to improve their quality of life. It’s an honor to serve the mission and continue to secure its future.”, says Eller. The first order of business for the new executive director is the annual appeal for donations from the
Current COVID-19 Protocols
Dear friends of the Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic,
The BSMC continues to adjust protocols based on the most current information regarding COVID-19. We are now seeing patients on a limited basis both in-person and using telemedicine. Please call the Clinic (931-692-2229) before you come. If you are asked to come to the Clinic, wait in your car for a member of the staff to come to you.
We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 AM-4 PM
Thank you churches, schools, community members, places of business, government offices and employees, and every person who has been practicing social distancing and safe hygiene to slow the spread of COVID-19. It takes all of us WORKING TOGETHER and STAYING APART to keep our community healthy.
Please continue making a difference in slowing COVID-19 by:
- Keeping your distance: limit trips outside the home.
- Avoiding public places and gatherings: minimize the number of people around you.
- Maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other people: stay out of the “sneeze” zone and respect everyone’s personal space.
- Wearing masks (these can be home made cloth coverings as recommended by the CDC), if you are around other people: cover your mouth and nose to protect you and anyone near you.
- Washing your hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds OR using hand sanitizer: send those germs down the drain.
- Avoiding touching your face: keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
- Disinfecting surfaces: clean it if you touch it.
- Being kind to one another: show your care and concern by staying safe.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mandy Eller, Executive Director
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic
19592 SR 56 Beersheba Springs, TN 37305