Latino Residents in the Long Branch area without health insurance report difficulty getting medical appointments through the Montgomery Cares program, a program that provides health services to uninsured adults in Montgomery County. Language barriers were frequently cited as a problem for navigating appointments. However, another major complaint is that the safety net clinics that provide this service are not taking new patients regularly, have no waiting lists, and do not answer their phones. It is estimated that there is about a 50 percent chance that patients will be seen unless a patient has a life threatening condition. Concerns raised by these findings will be addressed at the next meeting of the Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone on December 11, 2014 from 3 to 5 pm in the Columbia Room of Wilkinson Hall (Room 210 7600 Flower Avenue) at Washington Adventist University. Read More
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