New Patients: Our new patient availability is very limited. We're currently considering newborns, prenatal/OB patients and family members of existing patients.
Night Nurse: In an effort to provide more expeditious and effective health care to our patients, Community Family Practice will occasionally use Night Nurse Inc. as our after-hours triage call center. Night Nurse Inc. will work closely with the physicians of CFP to provide quality care to our patients and records all of its calls (incoming and outgoing) so as to have an actual record of the information provided.
Medicaid Managed Care: Go Live 7/1/21
Most Medicaid beneficiaries will switch to managed care plans that take effect July 1. You should receive a letter prompting you to choose a plan if you are affected by this change. Go to ncmedicaidplans.gov to choose a plan and select Community Family Practice as your PCP. Be sure to choose a plan that your PCP is in network with.
You have from March 15-May 14 to select your PCP and plan. After July 1, you will also have 90 days to change your plan if needed.
There are 4 plans offered in our area: Wellcare, Amerihealth Caritas, United Health, and Healthy Blue (BCBS). Right now, Community Family Practice is in network with all 4 plans.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates:
05/2021 New CDC guidance has eased masking and social distancing restrictions for fully-vaccinated individuals! Healthcare is one exception to that rule and CFP's policy remains that all patients, staff, and providers will remain masked and socially distanced (where appropriate), regardless of vaccination status. For more information, please visit: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines
05/2021 We're excited to report that the COVID-19 vaccine is now readily available for ages 12 and up and that the vaccine is continuing to become more readily available within the community! We hope to be able to offer that to our patients soon, but in the meantime, you can visit https://myspot.nc.gov/ to find a local vaccination site that offers appointments or walk-in COVID19 vaccines.
o 1st dose appointments through Buncombe County are available online at buncombeready.org or by calling 828-419-0095 (Mon-Fri. 8a-5p). There is no longer a waitlist.
§ If you know of individuals living in Buncombe County who are homebound and want to be vaccinated, they or their caregiver can call 828-419-0095 to be put on the county’s homebound vaccination list. Their caregivers also can be added to the list to be vaccinated at the same time.