Owned and operated by Delta Health Alliance since 2013, the Leland Medical Clinic provides clinical, allied health, and behavioral health services to individuals and families throughout Bolivar, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington Counties. For the last twelve months, the clinic has recorded more than 6,100 patient visits.
As a result, a larger number of patients are controlling their chronic conditions, with diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol tests showing marked improvement.
The clinic uses Electronic Health Records to facilitate delivery of care by allowing providers to spend more time examining the patient and less time on record keeping. The staff can connect electronically to pharmacies and area hospitals and patients have real time access to their own medical records via our online portal. The electronic patient portal is called “Follow My Health” and allows patients to communicate with the clinic staff through a computer or portable device using secure email. Patients can go online and request prescription refills and other services through a high-speed, secure data connection. Over half of the clinic’s patients have been using the portal and it gives patients 24/7 access to clinic information, scheduling and other important services.
The medical clinic employs two nurse practitioners, a part-time physician, a dietician, three nurses, and two front office staff on a daily basis.
Over the last year, the clinic has completed renovations and upgrades costing more than $2 million.
Clinical services now include management of acute and chronic illnesses, wellness exams and checkups, immunizations, pediatric care, work-injury treatment, drug testing, preemployment and school physicals, digital x-rays, mammograms, full lab tests, and nutritional and exercise consultations.