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NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK 2022

National Health Center Week AugustDuring National Health Center week from August 7 to 13, Care Resource is providing new, uninsured patients with a preventive medical voucher. The voucher includes a no-cost, initial medical exam, and basic labs with a follow-up visit to receive lab results. After utilizing the voucher, uninsured patients will be placed on a sliding-fee scale, which is based on household income and family size, and may provide future services at little to no cost.

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. Care Resource celebrates National Health Center Week as an additional way to raise awareness of the needs that exist throughout South Florida communities regarding primary care and preventive health.

WAYS TO FURTHER CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK

  1. Receive a health check-up
    During National Health Center Week, make an appointment at a Care Resource health center, receive check-up and labs to detect any potential illness and take corrective measures if need be. To make an appointment, click here
  2. Take advantage of back-to-school vaccinations
    Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, our Midtown Miami and Little Havana health centers are participating in a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and other Community Health Centers in the provision of no-cost back-to-school vaccinations. Take advantage of this opportunity and bring your child’s immunization records. A child’s parent or guardian must be present.
  3. Spread awareness about Care Resource services
    Health Centers nationwide like Care Resource have served an estimated 30 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. Care Resources produces innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in the community and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations.

    There are so many people I know that are working the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Too many to single out, but from the bottom of my heart I want to THANK YOU for everything you do. The type of work you are performing and the number of hours you are performing at a high level helped me out a lot.” – Care Resource Patient

  4. Volunteer at Care Resource
    You can look for volunteering opportunities Care Resource. Care Typically has many programs that need administrative or logical support. In addition, volunteers are welcome to assist or Food For Life Network food pantry in packing groceries for pickup & meals for delivery. Find out more here

About National Health Center Week:
The civil rights movement of the 1960s spearheaded the creation of community health centers in the US. The Office of Economic Opportunity (O.E.O.) set up “neighborhood health centers” to provide health and social services to the medically underserved and under-resourced populace. Appropriate federal funds were also granted for the clinics, and they ensured extensive community involvement for quick responsiveness to community needs. Health centers across the country now serve millions of patients each year and they also provide solutions to pressing healthcare issues to make sure it is accessible for one and all.

About Care Resource:
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.

For media inquiries, please contact Jonathan Welsh, Associate Director of Communications and Development at jwelsh@careresource.org.

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