Big Sandy Health Care, Inc. (BSHC) began with two community health centers in rural eastern Kentucky. The Magoffin County Clinic in Salyersville and Mud Creek Clinic in Grethel in Floyd County have been providing a comprehensive array of quality health care services since 1974. The Magoffin County Clinic became Hope Family Medical Center when the current facility was completed in 1993. Mud Creek Clinic was housed in a trailer that was destroyed by fire in 1982. At that time, its founder - Mrs. Eula Hall - led fund-raising efforts to build a new facility, which opened in 1984. Mud Creek Clinic was renamed “Eula Hall Health Center” in honor of its founder.
In 1993, a group of Pike County residents formed a non-profit organization called Cumberland Valley Medical Clinic and secured a lease on property owned by Pike County and located on Douglas Parkway. The group later changed the corporation’s name to Shelby Valley Medical Clinic and, in 1994, opened the Shelby Valley Clinic facility in its present location. Later that year, Shelby Valley Medical Clinic and Big Sandy Health Care entered into an agreement for BSHC to assume operational responsibility of the Shelby Valley Clinic.
For more than four decades, BSHC has continued to expand its services to the medically underserved residents of the Big Sandy region. In addition to the original three community health centers, BSHC operates Physicians for Women & Families in Prestonsburg, Martin County Community Health Center in Inez, Mud Creek Dental Clinic, Hope Family Dental and Shelby Valley Dental. All BSHC health centers operate on-site pharmacies, and vision services are available at Eula Hall Health Center, Martin County Community Health Center, Physicians for Families and Shelby Valley Clinic.
All BSHC clinics have state-of-the-art equipment and modern, technologically advanced computer information systems. BSHC also has increased its staff to more than 200 employees, including a well-qualified clinical team comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health therapists, tele-psychiatrist, pharmacists, dentists and optometrists. These providers deliver a wide array of primary health care, medical, dental, behavioral health, tele-psychiatry, optometry, pediatric and OB/GYN services. BSHC also provides dental outreach services to students and staff in a number of Floyd, Johnson and Martin County schools. Included in BSHC’s services are health education, disease prevention and assessment, as well as diagnosis and treatment of various acute and chronic medical conditions.