Kelly Burris, NP-C is accepting new patients, Monday - Friday!
Tri-Area Community Health at Fries opened in April 2023 in a newly remodeled facility. We have a family nurse practitioner onsite, offer behavioral health services by appointment, and a prescription delivery service to our location. Our staff is qualified to manage most medical problems that might arise, both acute and chronic, in all ages of patients.
Comprehensive Healthcare for All Ages
At Tri-Area Community Health, we offer complete healthcare for patients of all ages, including pediatric care from infancy through adolescent years for immunizations, routine well child examinations, and sick visits. We also provide women’s health services, including annual exams, PAP tests, pregnancy testing, and birth control counseling.
Our goal is to provide you with the care and support you need, in an atmosphere you will appreciate.
Our Fries Pharmacy
Tri-Area Community Health at Fries does not currently have a retail pharmacy on site, but we offer a prescription delivery service to our office from the Tri-Area Community Health Pharmacy at Laurel Fork. This service is available to patients and non-patients. For more information, please call our Fries healthcare clinic at 888-908-4788.
Our Medication Assistance Program
Patients may be eligible to receive assistance with the cost of prescriptions. Tri-Area Community Health’s Medication Assistance Program (MAP) helps uninsured patients gain access to low-cost medications. Eligibility is based on income, lack of prescription coverage, and the availability of medications through pharmaceutical assistance programs. Medications are dispensed through Tri-Area Community Health Pharmacies for a minimal fee. Discounts on medications are also available through the sliding scale fee program.
A limited number of medications are available for those enrolled in Medicare D Plans and who qualify based on income requirements. Some of these medications are available during the coverage gap or “donut hole”.
These programs are sponsored by the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
Sliding Fee Program
The Sliding Fee Program allows Tri-Area Community Health patients who are uninsured or under-insured to receive healthcare services at a lower cost. We understand it’s not always possible for patients to be covered by health insurance, or that your insurance may have high deductibles. The Sliding Fee Program helps patients who may not qualify for public benefits and/or who are not able to afford the full cost of healthcare.
After Hours Care
For after-hours medical concerns, please call 888-908-4788
If you require immediate medical attention, proceed to the nearest emergency room, or call 911 to contact your local rescue squad.
Schedule an Appointment
Please call our Fries healthcare clinic in advance to schedule your appointment. We know your time is valuable and it is our goal to minimize the waiting time for all patients. If you cannot keep an appointment, please give us 24-hours notice. You may also request an appointment online.
Our Medical and Behavioral Health Providers
Kelly Burris, NP-C
Kelly R. Burris, a Carroll County native, has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2011. She earned her BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina and her MSN from Radford University. She is also certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and currently serves as a Local Medical Examiner for Carroll and Grayson Counties and the City of Galax.
Kelly is looking forward to serving the local community as part of the TACH provider team.
Donna Gibson, FNP-C
Donna was born and raised in Wythe County, Virginia and has lived with her family in Carroll County for over 30 years. She has practiced as an NP at our Tri-Area Laurel Fork location for over 8 years. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she practiced as an RN for 20 years at Twin County Regional Hospital in various roles including nursing on a Medical-Surgical unit, in the Emergency Department, in Performance Improvement, and as a House Supervisor. She received her BSN and MSN from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has ACLS certification.
Paige Billman, Psy.D.
Dr. Paige Billman is a licensed clinical psychologist. She was born and raised in West Virginia and completed her studies at Berea College in Kentucky and Radford University in Southwest Virginia. She loves Appalachia and has a strong commitment to staying and working in the region. Dr. Billman has experience as a generalist providing therapy and assessment in primary care, community services, college counseling, and psychiatric hospital settings. She enjoys getting to know clients as individuals. She works to hear, understand, and appreciate each person’s story with a focus on helping people heal, change, and grow as they move forward into their next chapter. Dr. Billman is seeking additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to better assist those who have experienced traumatic life events. She is committed to social justice, fairness, and respect for all people, regardless of differences in class, race, religion, gender, or sexuality. Dr. Billman enjoys native wildflowers, gardening, hiking, reading, and writing. She lives on a hillside in Grayson County with her husband, sons, sister, and an ever-increasing number of farm animals.