It’s the results of a collaboration between CreationHealth and Community Health Centers. Photo: Danielle Prieur
Ground was damaged on a brand new clinic in Bithlo right now. It will supply uninsured and underneath-insured households complete well being care.
The clinic is the results of a collaboration between CreationHealth and Community Health Centers.
CreationHealth President Daryl Tol says it will assist present healthcare to sufferers who would have been coated underneath a Medicaid growth program in Florida.
“Local governments, local businesses, not-for-profits coming together to fill the gaps that have been left by the failure to expand and cover a large number of the population. We think that work needs to continue both on the political side but in the event that doesn’t resolve private citizens have to do the work.”
Florida is one of only fourteen states that have not expanded the needs-based health insurance program.
The clinic will be built on the site of the current CMC clinic that provides more than 70,000 patients annually with adult and pediatric health services.
One of those patients is Christine Tran. She and her parents have attended the CMC clinic in Bithlo for almost a decade.
“That’s what I look for in a doctor’s office. I want them to be caring and loving towards patients and not rush things. And I want them to just show that they care and that’s what they do.”https://s3.amazonaws.com/wmfeimages/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/24163221/13002_CLINIC_DANIELLE.mp3
She says she’s excited the new clinic will also feature a permanent dental clinic and a pharmacy so that they’ll be able to get all their healthcare needs met in one place.
The number of patients the clinic has served has doubled in the past five years.
This increase mirrors statewide trends: the number of uninsured and under-insured patients rose from 12.5 to 12.9 percent of the population between 2016 and 2017.
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