The facts about the uninsured are clear: they are sick longer and die younger. Studies continue to demonstrate that those who are uninsured are less likely to receive preventative care and therefore suffer the serious consequence of untreated disease or forgoing recommended health screenings. An estimated 22,000 adults between the ages of 25 and 64 die prematurely each year for not having each year for not having access to care because they are uninsured.
“Every single day I work at the clinic, I see patients who put off getting care for a long time because they can’t afford it. So a condition that could have been controlled develops into something much more serious, something more difficult, and even more expensive to treat.”
UPFH understands the importance of a healthy community and have crafted a program that offers full access to primary care services for the uninsured. We help pregnant mothers with prenatal visits to ensure a healthy delivery for them and their children. We offer services so that children receive well care checks and immunizations to attend school, or so when they grow up they can receive physicals or care if they get the flu.
In Utah, lack of affordable healthcare is a top concern and one of the leading causes of bankruptcy for working families. With the faltering economy, the number of uninsured and jobless residents is rapidly increasing. Many of the working poor have lost access to coverage through jobs or state/federal programs. At conservative estimates, the number of uninsured residents in Utah is about 350,000. Nine out of ten of these families have at least one working adult, but do not have access to affordable insurance through the workplace.
For communities that can’t access our services in-clinic, our partnered mobile clinic brings access to care directly to them with our mobile events.
Model I – In-Clinic Model
Our unique and innovative access model is possible because we work within for-profit healthcare clinics. We, therefore, do not pay for a building, supplies, or staffing, and 95 percent of funding goes directly to services. We leverage more than $6.02 in healthcare for every $1.00 donated, and our healthcare clinics are open seven days a week and allow access to care on a same day or next day basis.
Model II – Mobile Clinic Model
Our mobile medical unit reaches disparate communities that experience cultural, language, and transportation barriers in accessing healthcare. The mobile clinic works with 24 different community based organizations in Salt Lake and Tooele counties providing primary healthcare services for the underserved. The clinic is out two to three times a week in different locations. Please call for locations and times.
Model III – Mid-Valley Health Clinic, Utah Partners for Health Behavioral Health Clinic, Utah Partners for Health Dental Clinic
The Mid-Valley Health Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary healthcare services for all patients regardless of the ability to pay. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, PCN, CHIP, and other health insurance plans. We operate under a discounted sliding fee schedule for patients under 200% of Federal Poverty Level. Proof of income is required for the sliding fee discount program.
The Clinic’s hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Thursday: 12 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 1 PM