Marillac Clinic Celebrates Safety Net Clinic Week 2014
August 4, 2014
In an effort to celebrate, support and advocate for Colorado's health care safety net, Marillac Clinic, in partnership with ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center, is participating in the 5th annual Colorado Safety Net Clinic Week.
Brad Webb, Candidate for House District 54, visiting Marillac Clinic Palisade during Safety Net Week
Every year, Colorado’s Safety Net Clinics (CSNCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) provide an estimated 878,000 visits to approximately 332,000 Colorado residents, many in rural and underserved parts of our state. The clinics primarily serve low income, vulnerable, at-risk Coloradans who are uninsured, underinsured or insured through public programs like Medicare, Medicaid or subsidized health plans purchased through Connect for Health Colorado. CSNCs and RHCs do not receive any supplemental federal funding to provide services to uninsured or underinsured patients. Marillac Clinic sees patients who are uninsured, underinsured, publicly insured such as Medicaid and CHP+ and limited private insurance here in Mesa County. Safety net clinics, including Marillac Clinic, need the support of the community as well as local, state and national leaders to meet the current and changing health care needs of the residents of our community.
During this time of such rapid change in health care in Colorado, the significance of supporting health care safety net clinics cannot be overstated. If you are interested in learning more about our mission and model, the patients we serve, our successes and challenges and our unique role in the community please reach out to our Development Staff at 970-298-2877.
Marillac Clinic was established in 1988 and has grown into a comprehensive health care facility in Mesa County. In 2013, Marillac served over 23,000 visits to approximately 6,000 unduplicated individuals in our medical, mental health, dental and optical programs.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a long relationship in serving our community.