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 with Community dental care providers that volunteer every Wednesday to serve our guests and those in need of dental care in our community. Patient Check in starts at 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Patient treatment is from 5-7 PM on Wednesdays.