In an effort to raise awareness of Colorado's health care safety net providers, Delta Health and Wellness Center, in partnership with ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center, is recognizing Aug. 19-23 as the fourth annual Colorado Safety Net Clinic Week. Colorado's Community Safety Net Clinics (CSNC) and federally certified Rural Health Clinics (RHC) encompass 95 clinics located throughout Colorado.
Annually, Colorado's CSNCs and RHCs provide an estimated 750,000 visits to approximately 300,000 Colorado residents, many in rural and underserved parts of our state. A majority of patients served are low-income uninsured, underinsured, or have Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance. CSNCs and RHCs do not receive any supplemental federal funding to provide services to uninsured or underinsured patients. Delta Health and Wellness Center sees patients who are uninsured and underinsured here in Delta County. Safety net clinics, including Delta Health and Wellness Center, need the support of the community and local, state and national leaders to meet the growing health care needs of the residents of the Delta County community.
Delta Health and Wellness Center (DHWC) has a special opportunity this month to provide $20 office visits to residents who have NO insurance and need to been seen by a primary care provider. Uninsured patients need to call 417-8431 for an appointment. Access to primary care services should be used by everybody as the first contact for health care services. DHWC continues to support its non-profit mission by using grant funding to offset the costs of primary care access.
DHWC is generally open Tuesdays and Fridays, 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10-2. Same day appointments are available!
"We invite you to celebrate health through increased access to primary care services," said Mariah Emond, chair of the board of directors.blog comments powered by Disqus