Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic

June 12, 2020

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 8AM-4PM

Stay safe,
Alison


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 you 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.

Renae and I will be at the Clinic Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-4. Please call if you need our help: 931-692-2229.

Thank you for your continued support,

Alison Gower, Executive Director
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic
19592 SR 56 Beersheba Springs, TN 37305

On the morning of April 1, Renae and Alison arrived at the Clinic to find this BEAUTIFUL banner hanging on the porch. It is a gift honoring Mary Nelle Chumley on her birthday. On behalf of the Clinic Staff, thank you for this show of gratitude. It is our privilege to serve this community.

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The Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic will continue to operate during regular business hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8am-4pm) for medicine refills and limited phone consultations with providers. For everyone’s safety, we are following protocols and recommendations from health officials (see the bullet points below) by minimizing face-to-face contact at the Clinic. 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.

  • If you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency related to COVID-19, please call 911 and let the dispatch agent know that your emergency is related to possible COVID-19 related symptoms so that they are properly prepared to care for you and help ensure the safety of others.

  • If your symptoms are mild, you have two recommended options
    • 1) If you have a primary care provider, call your primary care provider. 
    • 2) If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call Mountain Medical Clinic (offers same-day appointments) in Monteagle, TN at (931) 924-8000 or First Choice Health (urgent care, walk-in clinic) in Winchester, TN at (931) 962-4040.

If you have questions, please call the Clinic at 931-692-2229 during business hours or reach out to Alison Gower, Executive Director, at alisongowerbsmc@gmail.com

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.

Alison and all the BSMC Clinic Staff and Providers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 3/22/2020

Dear Friends of the Beersheba Clinic,

I hope this finds you well.

The Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic continues to work with our medical personnel, staff, health officials, community members, local government, and other resources stay up to date on the latest information regarding COVID -19.

We strongly urge each of you to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines regarding social distancing and other safety protocols, including limiting unnecessary travel and physical contact and avoiding gatherings with more than 10 people. We encourage you to maintain safe personal distances of 6 feet or greater.

The personal hygiene recommendations from the CDC and The TN Department of Health are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds — especially after using the bathroom or blowing your nose, and before eating.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.

Please help us stop the spread of COVID-19 by spreading the word about these measures and by following the recommendations regarding travel and physical contact with others.

If you have questions or get questions from anyone, please reach out to me, Alison Gower, at alisongowerbsmc@gmail.com or call the Clinic at 931-692-2229 during business hours.

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 or seek treatment at the closest medical facility.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Alison Gower, Executive Director
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic
19592 SR 56 Beersheba Springs, TN 37305

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 3/16/2020

The Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic is working with our team of medical providers to keep our community healthy and prevent the spread of infection. We remain dedicated to providing appropriate care to all of our patients.

We are following the recommendations of health officials and trying to minimize contact at the Clinic, and we are developing ways to provide care for our patients that do not necessarily involve face-to-face visits at the Clinic. We are limiting site visits to med refills only. Please wait in your car for a member of the staff to come to you.

If you have a question about your health or medications, please call our number at 931-692-2229 or email Alison Gower, Executive Director, at alisongowerbsmc@gmail.com so that we can advise you on the recommended course of action. We expect high volumes of calls and emails; so, please be patient as we manage the inquiries as best we can.

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 or seek treatment at the closest medical facility.

St. Thomas/Ascension is offering online and dial-in options for those who wish to use them. More information can be found here: https://healthcare.ascension.org/

For ongoing COVID-19 updates, visit the Centers for Disease Control website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

For information on how to protect yourself, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

If you have additional questions about testing, call 877-857-2949.

Thanks,
Alison Gower, Executive Director
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic
POB 112 Beersheba Springs, TN 37305
Phone: (931) 692-2229 Fax: (931) 692-2271