The next time you’re in line at the grocery store, or waiting at a traffic light, take a look at the people around you and consider this: The odds are that at least 1 of the people you see can’t afford their medical expenses.
When we asked people about their health care issues in our 2018 Community Needs Assessment, 1 in 5 residents reported difficulty paying a medical bill in the past year. At the lowest income levels, more than 1 in 3 residents said they were unable to meet their medical expenses.
That’s even though 95% of our neighbors have some form of health insurance. Your gift to Traverse Health Clinic helps ensure that no one’s health gets left behind.
When people did not get they health care they needed, more than half said it was simply because they could not pay for it. You can guess the result: Our neighbors are skipping care that could keep them healthy, improve their quality of life, or head off more serious health problems down the road.
Caring for Our Community. For Over 40 Years.
Since the time our organization was founded over 40 years ago, our focus has always been on making sure that health care is within reach for everyone in our community, regardless of their financial situation. Out of our volunteer roots, we have grown and evolved into a vibrant Community Health Center offering integrated primary care and behavioral health services. And we still do not turn anyone away if they cannot pay. Ever.
Opening Doors & Overcoming Barriers.
Your support opens doors to resources that go beyond basic, routine health care. When you give to Traverse Health Clinic, you help provide access to oral health services and referrals for dental care, prescription medications for those who cannot afford them, gas cards and bus passes so that a lack of transportation doesn’t stand in the way of good health, and step-by-step assistance with applying for health insurance coverage or our sliding fee scale so patients can be proactive about managing their health care.
From treatment for chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure, to mental health counseling and addiction recovery services, your gift to Traverse Health Clinic helps people overcome the barriers to achieving their best health possible. Because when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential without poor health standing in their way, we’re all better off!