The Colorado Rural Health Center and ClinicNET are celebrating the 5th annual Safety Net Clinic Week (SNCW) August 18th through the 22nd! In an effort to raise awareness about the diversity and impact of Colorado’s healthcare safety net, this week is devoted to educating public officials and the community about these vitally important healthcare clinics – federally certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Community Safety Net Clinics (CSNCs).
RHCs and CSNCs provide access to primary care serves for individuals and families that are low-income, underinsured and uninsured and to those residing in rural and frontier communities. Patients who are uninsured and do not qualify for public insurance are often asked to pay for services as a flat fee or on a sliding fee scale based on their income level, and some clinics are free.
More information about SNCW 2014 will be coming soon. Think about hosting an open house or offering tours to your elected officials. It’s a great opportunity to showcase what you do to provide access to health in your community!