Dear Patients and Friends,
For the last twelve years, the Community Health Center has been the beacon of hope for people in need of spiritual and physical care. We exist to share the love of God by providing non-emergency medical, dental and eye care to those without the resources to obtain adequate health care.
Thanks to your generosity, we reliably and compassionately serve an average of 2,000 uninsured clients in 5,000 patient encounters per year. Many of our clients with chronic conditions would otherwise seek care in the hospital emergency room. Monday through Friday, our small cadre of staff and a network of volunteers offer at no charge:
* Primary care,
* Health screenings,
* Laboratory services,
* Prescription medications,
* Diabetes and hypertension management and education,
* Referrals to partnering specialists offering pro bono services, and
* Help in applying for assistance programs (e.g., Medicaid).
As we approach the New Year, our growing number of clients continues to face financially challenging times. It is more critical than ever that we have the ability to serve those in desperate need of health care. Simply put, we are their only option.
Might we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible gift in 2014? Know that over eighty cents of every dollar go toward direct patient care. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community—the working poor, the unemployed, and the homeless, among them indigent children, seniors and entire families.
Thank you for sharing of your treasures to bless others who are truly in need.
Call us now at (561) 840-8681 for more information! We are located at: 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A8/9, in West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Beware...The ACA Does NOT Provide Universal Access to Health Care!
The American health care landscape has been transformed by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). State-based marketplaces are providing individuals with access to a new array of health insurance options, while new safeguards have eliminated practices such as “pre-existing conditions” and “gender rating” that had previously prevented many Americans from receiving care. Yet, while this landmark law has expanded access to health care for millions of Americans the ACA does not provide universal access to health care. In fact, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 31 million Americans will remain uninsured following the full implementation of the ACA. As a result, there remains an urgent need for the lifesaving health care provided by Free and Charitable Clinics like the Community Health Center of West Palm Beach. If you would like to read more, please download the NAFCC report below.