Geriatrics Specialty Clinic in Chapel Hill
**Telehealth Visits and Visitor Restrictions**
Due to the coronavirus the Geriatrics Specialty Clinic is using video and phone visits with patients when possible. However Clinic visits can still be scheduled after a telephone screening about your needs. We ask that only one person accompany patients to clinic visits.
Click here to see our Q&A with Assistant Clinic Director Dr. Meredith Gilliam about working with patients through telehealth.
Stay at Home
We encourage older adults to stay home as much as possible to reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus. Orange County’s Department on Aging is working to safely partner community volunteers with older adults who need assistance. If you’re an older adult needing assistance with grocery or medication delivery, call Orange County Aging Helpline at 919-968-2087.
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Though some of our procedures have changed, providers and staff will continue to be here for our patients, who are often in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Senior Shopping Hours
While older adults are safest staying at home during this time, if you cannot find help in purchasing groceries through a friend or neighbor (also see Orange County helpline info above), senior shopping hours may lessen the risk in going out to shop for groceries. Click on the image to the right for hours and stores.
Please read this article from AARP on safely shopping for groceries before you venture out!
Information about our Clinic can be found below and in the links at the top of this page.
Award Winning and Highly Rated
Patients rate UNC’s Geriatrics Speciality Clinic highly because we offer:
- physicians with board certifications in internal or family medicine and Geriatrics, so your primary care physician is also your aging specialist
- providers who are experts in aging health, including a neurologist, pharmacist, psychiatrist, and nurse practitioners
- a Geriatrics social worker to help with counseling and with referrals to outside resources
- a PharmD (pharmacist) to to help with medicine management and overmedication
- lab work and x-rays located conveniently onsite
We Understand Aging
We work with both patients and families to manage ongoing medical problems, guide transitions from one level of care to another, and coordinate treatment with outside specialists. The Geriatrics Specialty Clinic typically sees patients who are 65 and older. However patients under 65 can be seen if they’re experiencing age-related issues such as dementia, falls, incontinence, or other geriatric syndromes.
Our providers can help with:
- Bladder and bowel control
- Falls risk and falls prevention
- Gait and walking issues
- Medication management and “de-prescribing”
- Memory issues and dementia
- Osteoporosis and bone health
- Transitions of care, and more