People's Clinic for Better Health Hosts Open House

People's Clinic for Better Health Hosts Open House

09-08-2016

The People’s Clinic for Better Health, in partnership with St. Clair County Community Mental Health, invites you to attend an open house showcasing the new location and expanded services of the clinic on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The People’s Clinic is located at 3111 Electric Avenue, Port Huron.

Built by the community, the People’s Clinic for Better Health has provided life-saving care to thousands in need for more than 25 years.

“With a rapidly changing healthcare environment, we recognized a very apparent need to provide more integrated physical and behavioral healthcare to those in need,’ commented Angela Lademer, Medical Office Assistant, People’s Clinic for Better Health. “Acknowledging this need, we relocated the People’s Clinic to the St. Clair County Community Mental Health building.”

In addition to continuing to care for the uninsured and providing integrated health care services, on February 1, 2016, the People’s Clinic began providing medical care to those who have Medicaid coverage. Although the People’s Clinic is reimbursed for some of the care provided, the reimbursement rate is substantially less than the cost to provide the care. These individuals, more often than not, also have a serious need for socioeconomic support, a service that is not reimbursed by Medicaid, yet is critically important to the successful outcomes of our patients. The People’s Clinic for Better Health will continue to provide socioeconomic support to those in need in addition to medical care to the uninsured.

“Integration of healthcare is vital to improving the health outcomes of people we serve," added Debra Johnson, Executive Director, SCCMH. The co-locating of the Peoples' Clinic and St. Clair County Community Mental Health is one step closer to achieving the much needed integration of physical and behavioral healthcare services in the community.”

Come meet the staff, tour the clinic, learn more about the services provided and enjoy light refreshments. A short presentation with ribbon cutting begins at 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Lake Huron Foundation or the People's Clinic for Better Health, please visit us online at www.mylakehuron.com.