2012 Safety Net Clinic Week
In an effort to raise awareness of Colorado's health care safety net providers, Marillac Clinic, in partnership with ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center, is recognizing August 20-24 as the third annual Colorado Safety Net Clinic Week. Colorado’s Community-Funded Safety Net Clinics (CSNC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) include 88 clinics in 33 counties throughout Colorado.
Annually, Colorado’s CSNCs and RHCs provide an estimated 750,000 visits to 300,000 Colorado residents, many in rural parts of our state. CSNCs and RHCs do not receive any supplemental federal funding to provide these services to uninsured or underinsured patients we serve.
In 2011, Marillac Clinic provided 24,513 visits to 6,840 patients in our medical, mental health, dental, optical and medication assistance programs. We have over 90 staff members and volunteers who do a variety of work at our clinics in Grand Junction and Palisade, as well as over 1,000 donors, whose generosity allows us to serve the most poor and vulnerable members of our community. We would like to say thank you to all of them for their contributions to our mission.
Safety net clinics, including Marillac, rely on the support of the community as well as local, state and national leaders, to meet the growing health care needs of the residents of the Mesa County. We encourage you to let our leaders know that you value Marillac’s work, and please consider making a donation to support this important resource in our community.