There was a time when a doctor truly knew each family that came into the clinic—not just the state of the family’s health but its joys, its sorrows, its stresses, and its accomplishments. The clinic staff took the time to look beyond the symptoms to understand everything that might be affecting each person’s wellbeing.
Mustard Seed Community Health is that kind of clinic.
Located in the Cottage Grove neighborhood in east Greensboro and nationally recognized as a model for integrated care, Mustard Seed Community Health’s patients are some of the most vulnerable people in Guilford County. Many don’t have health insurance, many are living in homes that make them and their families sicker, many are struggling with trauma, or struggling simply to put healthy food on the table. And before the Mustard Seed Community Health Clinic opened in 2014 many went without healthcare until their problems became acute or even irreversible.
If you live in Cottage Grove, or if you are a Guilford County resident living at 200% percent below the federal poverty level and don’t have insurance Mustard Seed is here to help.
Dr. Beth Mulberry
Dr. Mulberry–known to her patients simply as “Dr. Beth”– graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and the combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency program at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, an affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
A short time after finishing her formal education, Dr. Beth found adventure working in the Alaskan bush of Bethel, Alaska, caring for the Y’upik Eskimo population, where she saw firsthand the difficulties people faced when their access to medical care was limited. She subsequently worked in private practice on the coast of Oregon and here in Greensboro, NC. In 2007, she moved to HealthServe, a clinic in Greensboro dedicated to care for those at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, where she was on staff until 2012.
Recognizing that as many as 80,000 individuals in Guilford County were unable to afford healthcare, Dr. Mulberry became part of the planning team for Mustard Seed Community Health. “I am so excited to be part of Mustard Seed Community Health and the cooperative efforts in Guilford County to improve the health of our neighbors in the community.” Mustard Seed opened its doors in 2016 and Dr. Beth serves as its Medical Director and sole physician.
We will live in a community where all people will have access to quality healthcare, and individuals, families, faith communities, educational institutions, service organizations, foundations, and businesses work in partnership for the common good.
- To provide holistic care for those in our community at or below 200% of the federal poverty level without access to healthcare.
- More than 79,000 individuals in Guilford County are uninsured and approximately 45,000 of those uninsured Guilford County residents fall at or under 200% of the federal poverty level.
- Medicaid expansion, which North Carolina rejected in 2013, would have covered those at or below 138% of the federal poverty level.
- Those at or below 100% of the federal poverty level do not qualify for a healthcare insurance subsidy.
- An estimated 12,000 undocumented immigrants live in our country. The majority or those residents can not afford healthcare coverage.
To provide high quality, holistic, integrated healthcare to those in need,
in an environment that dignifies and empowers the whole person.
Board of Directors
Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency
Cottage Grove for Life!
Keith Hiatt, CPA, AEP
Brown Investment Properties
Don Lucey, M.D.
Rev. Julie Peeples
Congregational United Church of Christ
Founder/Retired Executive Director
Interactive Resource Center
HMB Consulting Services
UNCG, Associate Professor of Social Work
Fayetteville State University
K. Michie Harriss Drew, Ph.D.
Retired Psychologist & President of Carolina Psychological Associates