Community Health Centers in the Florida Panhandle are still open and providing care for patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Mobile medical units are being activated to treat patients in areas with severe damage and limited accessibility. If travel is a safe option, Community Health Centers in the surrounding areas are open and accepting patients.
“Our Community Health Centers are always prepared to serve patients even following a major natural disaster,” said Andrew Behrman, president and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers. “Community Health Centers specialize in providing integrated care that addresses the unique needs of patients in more rural, diverse, and medically underserved areas. With our mobile medical units on the ground, we will be providing treatment, even in areas that have suffered the most during this storm.”
For a full list of Community Health Centers and mobile medical units in the affected areas that are still operating, please visit http://bit.ly/FACHCCentersReopen.
Community Health Centers provide a wide range of important medical services, including general primary medical care, prenatal care, dental care, mental health treatment/counseling, substance abuse treatment/counseling, hearing screening, vision screening, and pharmacy.
Florida Association of Community Health Centers
The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) is one of the state’s leading advocate community-based health care programs. FACHC aims to educate key policymakers at all levels about healthcare issues while also improving access to quality health services across the state. For more information, visit fachc.org