The Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health faculty are committed to the mission of the Florida State University College of Medicine. Faculty provide clinical care at select Tallahassee-area clinic locations as well as in rural areas of Marianna and Gadsden counties as outlined below.
Gadsden School-Based Health Center
The College of Medicine has been working with the Gadsden County school-based clinics since 2006. The partnership includes the Florida Department of Health for Gadsden County and the Gadsden County School Board. The program is funded by the FSU Dance Marathon and supports two full-time nurse practitioners. In addition, FSU College of Medicine faculty, medical students and FSU doctoral psychology students provide care and counseling services at George W. Munroe Elementary School, James A. Shanks Middle School and Stewart Street Elementary School, Gadsden High School, and Carter Parramore Academy. This outreach program aligns with the mission of the College of Medicine by providing a system of coordinated and continual primary care for the school-aged children in the underserved populations. The Florida State University students are afforded the opportunity to obtain valuable experience while working with multidisciplinary teams in a rural setting.
Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health Associate Professor Susan LaJoie, DrPH, APRN-c has worked in Gadsden since 2007 providing primary care services to students at George Munroe Elementary School and Shanks Middle School as well as in other schools by request. Myeshia Carroll, DNP, APRN, FNP joined the Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health as the full-time staff APRN in Gadsden County in December 2020.
Opened in May, 2019, FSU PrimaryHealth™ is tailored to the needs of the four neighborhoods around it: Seminole Manor, The Meadows, Mabry Manor and the Providence Community. However, all residents in the Tallahassee area and beyond are welcome. The center provides the perfect setting for students to be immersed in the team approach -- not just M.D. and Physician Assistant students from FSU, but also social work students from Florida A&M University. FSU PrimaryHealth™ has three licensed medical providers on hand daily -- all FSU College of Medicine faculty members as well as faculty who specialize in behavioral health. The center takes all major insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. For additional information and hours of operation, please click here.