La ClĘ¬nica: Affordable and Reliable Healthcare for Latino Families
Who do they help?
There are many Latinos that have to resort to the emergency room in order to receive medical attention. They, most likely, are without a regular family physician or adequate health insurance. Now, they are stuck with bills they probably can't afford which further burdens them financially. This burden likely deters individuals from seeking any treatment at all. Overall, this leads to a health crisis amongst the Latino community.
In general, clĘ¬nicas help anyone in need of health care and who
are experiencing health care barriers.
Barriers may include:
1. Geographic barriers
rural and inner-city health professional shortage areas
2. Cultural barriers
health beliefs and behaviors, practitioner beliefs and behaviors
3. Socioeconomic barriers
lack of health insurance, inability to pay out of pocket, poor education
4. Organizational barriers
lack of interpreters or wheelchair accessibility, long appointment wait times
5. Combinations of 1,2,3,4
many disparities likely due to mixture of these factors
This includes a large portion of the Latino community.
Services provided by La ClĘ¬nica and other related organizations are directed at, but not limited to:
La ClĘ¬nica home page
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