February 29, 2024

UCHD seeks federal qualification


By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville J-T Reporter

The Union County Health Department is pursuing a special status that will help the agency fill in the gaps for community members who do not have a primary care provider.

“We still see that there are some patients falling through the cracks and we want to help those people,” said UCHD Director of Nursing Krista Finch.

The local health department is working to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike.

FQHCs serve medically underserved areas and populations and provide primary care services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The Union County Health Department already operates on a sliding fee scale base…

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