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There are more than 1000 free clinics in American which offer medical and dental care to people without any health insurance. They serve around 1.8 million people who are not covered by health insurance plan. These facts are borne by the first every survey of FREE clinics in more than 50 years.
According to the survey all states barring Alaska operate free clinics. According to Julie Darnell, who conducted the study the free clinics have had more than 3.1 million medical visits and more than 300,000 dental visits. This was during the period of the study which was from October 2005 to December 2006.
According to the study the definition of free clinic was it was open to people who were not covered by any health insurance, provides health care services, staffed by volunteers and there is no mandatory payment. Haines City Florida residents will be able to take advantage of the free clinics.
Existence of free clinics is important even after the health care reform kicks in because 23 million people will still be without any health insurance. Haines City Florida will also have some uninsured people. Besides many people will find it tough accessing primary care as there is going to be workforce shortage once the reforms kick in. Also there is a significant decrease in medical graduates opting for primary care – it has dropped by more than 52% since 1997.
Haines City Florida
City of Haines City Florida
Zip codes: 33844 & 33845