The Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center
The Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center, which is a free clinic, began through donations to the Foundation and serves the uninsured in the city of Portsmouth. Organizations within the city of Portsmouth such as Social Services, as well as homeless shelters, often refer patients. New patients also come from a referral to qualifying discharged patients from Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, physician offices, community health centers, civic agencies and local churches.
The first Monday of each month MFHC holds an "Every Woman's Life Clinic" for pap tests, breast exams, colposcopies, and follow-ups with mammograms. About thirty women attend these monthly clinics.
Health care providers at the MFHC include a staff medical director, a staff nurse practitioner, and a variety of volunteer physicians in fields such as general practice, podiatry, ophthalmology, hematology and vascular surgery. The MFHC's medication assistance program sees about 250 patients a month and distributes about 300-400 medications per month.
Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center
3600 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
phone: (757) 215-3100
fax: (757) 393-9263
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Ruth Gibson is a certified family nurse practitioner. She earned a diploma from DePaul School of Nursing in Norfolk, Va., and holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She has a master of science in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where she also completed her training as a family nurse practitioner.
Ms. Gibson is a certified emergency nurse (CEN) and a clinical lipid specialist (CLS). She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurses Association, National Lipid Association and Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Before joining the Bon Secours Neuroscience Center, Ms. Gibson has served as a nurse practitioner at various Bon Secours emergency departments, including at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.