This article is 2 years old. It was published on June 1, 2018.
Opportunities to Increase Access to Health Care to Increase in St. Louis
The City of St. Louis Department of Health, People’s Health Centers, and Bi-State Development (Metro) announced on Thursday, May 31, 2018, that a new free program to help individuals access healthcare information and link them to coverage options will be coming to St. Louis next week.
On June 5, a program will kick-off that will have the Mobile Health Services Van from People’s Health Centers park at several Metro stops throughout the City of St. Louis to provide these services Metro commuters. Walk-up services will be available from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on that day. The schedule of locations is:
- 1st Tuesday of the Month: Forest Park Station
- 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Grand Metrolink Station
- 3rd Tuesday of the Month: Civic Center Transit Center
- 4th Tuesday of the Month: Riverview Transit Center
- 5th Tuesday of the Month (if applicable): Civic Center Transit Center
This new program and the Department of Health, People’s Health Centers and Metro partnership will be working to close a gap between individuals in the city and health care coverage, and centers where they can get the services they need. Thursday’s announcement is one way the City of St. Louis Department of Health is working to better the community’s health. Since early 2017, the Department of Health, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, area hospitals, and various other public health stakeholders have worked on a Community Health Needs Assessment. From this assessment, five key goal areas were selected, one being “Access to Care.” You can read move about the Community Health Needs Assessment on: http://www.thinkhealthstl.org/.
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