The staff of Frontera Health Network Clinic, located at 140 Industrial Loop, held an open house Friday as a part of National Health Center Week.
The center offers services for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program clients and offers vaccinations. The center, open just under a year ago, also features an all-bilingual staff and an after-hours nurse.
While some private practices are curtailing federal program recipients, Beatris Morales, client services representative, said they are seeking out Medicaid patients. They have a sliding cost scale for services for uninsured patients.
“We exist to serve low-income patients,” Morales said. “It is difficult to afford health insurance, even if clients are enrolled in the Affordable Care Act. Oftentimes, the deductibles are so high, it makes the monthly premium unaffordable.”