The Town of Manteo’s Healthcare Task Force will meet Tuesday, April 11 at 9:00am at Manteo Town Hall. Their agenda includes a presentation on mental health services, and the taskforce will then tour the new Manteo Clinic
The same group that operates health clinics in Englehard and Ocracoke will run the clinic that will be located in the former Centurylink building on Budleigh Street and is currently undergoing renovations.
In 2022, the Town of Manteo Board of Commissioners appointed members to a Healthcare Task Force and directed them to address the growing healthcare concerns in Dare County.
The Task Force is comprised of 11 members consisting of Town of Manteo Board of Commissioners, Dare County Commissioner, Outer Banks Hospital Board Member and staff, a local Pharmacist, Dare County Schools Staff Member, a Health Care Attorney and Policy Advocate, Dare County Health and Human Services Staff Member, and community members.
Town of Manteo Town Manager Melissa Dickerson and staff members assist the Task Force.
At the onset, the Task Force identified priorities and created sub-committees addressing facility needs, patient care, project funding, and recruitment and retention of medical professionals.
The community is encouraged to follow the progress that is being made by the Healthcare Task Force, partners, and staff by attending the meetings and providing public input. Meetings are also live streamed and are available on demand on the town’s YouTube channel.
Details about the committee’s work and schedule of meetings can be found at https://www.manteonc.gov/government/boards-and-committees/healthcare-task-force.