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Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health open respiratory assessment center


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ― Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health announced the opening of a new respiratory assessment center at the Highland Avenue Primary Care Clinic. Beginning Friday, June 5, the respiratory assessment center, located at 650 N. Highland Ave., Suite 120 in Winston-Salem, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Respiratory assessment centers (RAC) test and treat patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The Highland Avenue RAC does not require appointments or referrals.

“All of us at Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist and the Forsyth County Health Department want those in our community to know that we are doing all we can to increase access and reduce barriers to receiving assessment, testing and treatment for symptoms of COVID-19,” said Richard Lord, M.D. and John Mann, M.D., board chairs of the Highland Avenue Primary Care Clinic.

Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health have additional respiratory assessment centers at the following Winston-Salem locations:

  • Novant Health Adult Primary Care- Waughtown. Located at 656 East Monmouth St., the center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Novant Health Screening Center- Highland Oaks. Located at 600 Highland Oaks Dr., the center is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health Family Medicine and Internal Medicine – Peace Haven. Located at 1930 N. Peace Haven Rd., the center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In February 2019, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist partnered to open the Highland Avenue Primary Care Clinic, a low cost clinic located in a building owned by Forsyth County. The goal of the clinic is to help expand access to primary care for people who live in the East Winston area.

For more information about the local response to COVID-19, please visit NovantHealth.org/coronavirus or WakeHealth.edu/coronavirus.

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020
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