Carilion Clinic Blogs

Enterprise Cars for Kids Presents Check to Children's Miracle Network

A big thanks to Dan Knizewski, Business Development Executive with Enterprise Car Sales. Dan presented a check for $3,235 to Children's Miracle Network, a gift from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the company's Cars For Kids summer fundraising event. The CMN gift will help funded needed equipment and services at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital.

VelocityCare Coming to Blacksburg in January

Carilion Clinic will open a VelocityCare urgent care clinic in Blacksburg in early 2014. The clinic will be located in the North End development at 215 Gilbert Street. VelocityCare offers walk-in medical services for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries seven days a week, with extended evening hours Monday through Saturday. 

Med-Trans and Anthem Reach Agreement Covering Carilion Life-Guard Medevac Flights

Med-Trans, the air medical partner operating Carilion Clinic’s Life-Guard helicopters, has reached an agreement with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Virginia.  Carilion Life-Guard flights are considered in-network for Anthem subscribers.  Patients will only be billed for the deductible and co-pay amounts applicable under their insurance plan.

Sorting Out the New Flu Vaccines (take the flu quiz)

Flu season is around the corner and this year, you'll have new options when it comes to flu vaccines - including vaccines designed for the elderly and people with egg allergies. Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. John Moore explains the different options to WSLS's Karen McNew. 

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia Offers Car Seat Inspections on Seat Check Saturday

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia  urges parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” on September 21.  Roanoke will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car and booster seats the Roanoke Target located on Valley View Blvd., from 10 am to 1 pm.