SMITHFIELD – Smithfield will be among the first towns in the state to have Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine, which brings medical professionals into residents’ homes in a tri-town group, including Glocester and Burrillville, to prevent unnecessary transports to hospital emergency rooms.

Fire departments from the three communities received a $105,000 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Health to provide COVID-19 services to the residents such as in-home testing, vaccinations, and prescribed treatments. The program intends to allow patients to be treated at home, so a sick person may be discharged earlier or avoid going to the hospital altogether.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.