COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado State Department of Labor says in early May, over 420,000 jobless claims were filed in the state. In many situations, losing your job means losing your healthcare coverage.
The Set Family Medical Clinic, a nonprofit, steps in when people lose their jobs and their healthcare coverage. The clinic provides primary care, dental hygiene, behavioral health services and more.
"Even if you don't have insurance there is no need to be afraid about the bills or the costs," said Jacqui Jordan, a family nurse practitioner at the clinic. "We have a lot of community resources, whether it's through Centura and the Penrose Foundation."
The clinic sees uninsured patients on an affordable sliding scale. It even offers services to those with sky-high deductibles.
"You can have that person who may have a $7,500 deductible, but they have high blood pressure and need attention for that," Jordan explained.
Serving the homeless is also apart of its mission. Inside the Marion House in Colorado Springs, the coronavirus nearly shutdown the clinic's outreach program. Wednesday was their first day back.
"We are trying to balance our need for safety and our need to reach our clients who are in need," said Corey Almond, Vice President of Adult and Immigrant Services for Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. "We are taking measures to make sure there are safety protocols in place to include masks and gloves. "
Set Medical Clinic is accepting new medicaid patients. It takes about a week or two to be seen. For more information, click here.