The Good News Rescue Mission has volunteer nurses on site throughout the week. They serve as a first line of defense to assess medical needs. We often have guests released from the hospital who need extra care. In those circumstances, we have 2 respite rooms where they can rest during the day while they are staying with us. Services provided on site include first aid, tb testing every Tuesday from 5-6 in the dining hall, assisting with medical boxes, reviewing problems with medications, and often times just sitting and listening. Thanks to a partnership with Public Health, we are also able to offer flu clinics in the fall.
There are times when the service needed exceeds our level of care, in that case, our nurses serve as a liaison between our guests and external community resources available to our guests. One of those resources includes the Hope Van which is on site every Thursday from 7:30a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Guests are seen on a first come first served basis according to severity of need. The Hope Van also utilizes our medical room the first Friday of the month.
The Mission is blessed to have five community dental care providers that volunteer once a week to serve our guests. They are here from 6-8p.m. on Wednesdays and see guests on a first come, first serve basis according to severity of need. Currently, they primarily provide extractions.
Thanks to another set of community partners we are able to provide chiropractic care. Guests can be seen on Tuesdays between 11:30-12:30pm and slots are given based on time of arrival.