In order to have a healthy community, everyone must have access to reliable and affordable healthcare. Central Kentucky is fortunate to have a number of free clinics and medical programs that help those without health insurance gain access to the services they need to stay healthy and active members of our community. Centro Latino’s bilingual representatives help low-income residents complete applications, set up doctor appointments, and sometimes provide translation during medical visits.
Advocate / Interpreter for Danville Pediatrics
An advocate / interpreter is provided for Spanish speaking families. Every day Centro Latino takes appointments for Danville Pediatrics which provides a free clinic twice a month, on Wednesdays. The clinic services children with insurance and children who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for the medical card.
If the insurance has lapsed or if the patient is a newborn, Centro Latino advocates can assist the family with applying for insurance.
The family is referred and/or accompanied to the Cabinet for families and Children to apply for the medical card.
As of January 1, 2014, the process of obtaining the medical card has changed and the need of guiding the families through the process has increased. There is a lack of Spanish speaking connectors to help families apply.
EMRMC Reduced Fee Program
Low-income individuals who do not have health insurance may qualify for the reduced fee program, which allows for patients to be seen by a medical professional at one of Ephraim McDowell’s Family Medical Centers for only $20 a visit. Participants in this program also gain reduced fee-access to therapy services and the hospital pharmacy.
Adults who qualify for the EMRMC Reduced Fee Program who have also been diagnosed with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, among others, may qualify for continuing care through the HOPE Clinic.
Centro Latino identifies adults who qualify for HOPE Clinic. HOPE clinic provides medical services for individuals with chronic health such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, GERD, Cardiology condition, and obesity. For more information, click here.