Do you know the history of Block Island Health Services? Watch this short and interesting film by Seedwork Films to understand how the BIHS organization and Medical Center facility came to be. An inspiring example of dedicated and determined individuals working together to better the Block Island community.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Medical Center is open for appointments:
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
We ask that you please call the Medical Center for an appointment at (401)-466-2974 during normal business hours. Please be aware we are an office that sees primary care medical needs. For after hour needs, it is necessary to call (401)-466-3220 to be triaged for further guidance or 911 for emergencies. Please do not arrive at the Medical Center without calling one of the aforementioned phone numbers.
Block Island Health Services has cared for island residents and visitors with compassion and integrity since 1989. The Block Island Medical Center is a Primary Care Facility, providing community health care and is able to handle urgent and emergent needs. We extend and integrate care through our in-house providers, partnerships with visiting specialists and through a mainland referral network. The Block Island Medical Center is here to ensure the health, safety and well being of island residents and visitors.
The facility provides a reception area, provider offices, three examination rooms, a resuscitation bay, a treatment room, a laboratory and an x-ray suite for patient care. There are also two dental/orthodontic offices and several consultation/treatment rooms on the lower level of the facility. These lower level areas are used for integrative medical services such as behavioral health, physical therapy, chiropractic massage, and acupuncture by our regularly visiting practitioners.
The medical team consists of a board certified Family Medicine Physician, a board certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of Family Medicine, a board certified Registered Nurse, and two Medical Assistants. The Medical Center is a teaching site of Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, frequently hosting visiting medical students and resident physicians. These visiting practitioners take part in the care of patients under direct supervision of our providers.
Primary, urgent and emergent care services are provided to patients of all ages. The Medical Center facilitates emergency air and marine transport of emergent patients to mainland receiving facilities. The Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad, Interstate Navigation, The US Coast Guard, New England Airlines, and the regional helicopter and ambulance services are all important partners who take part in the transport of our critical patients.
The Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the clinical and administrative staff, the quality of care and the overall functioning of the medical Center. The Medical Director reports to the Block Island Health Services membership-elected Board of Directors. The Medical Center also has a professional advisory committee who endeavors to support the mission by making its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Block Island Health Services, Inc. and the Block Island Medical Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.