County breaks ground on a new expanded family health clinic

Construction workers operating tractors set as the backdrop to the groundbreaking ceremony of a new Seaside Family Clinic on Sept. 22. Around two dozen community members, including Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio and Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, were at the new site at 1150 Fremont Blvd. They, together with partners from Clinica de Salud de Valle de Salinas and CHOMP,...

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Interview with Clinic Services Director Julie Edgcomb

Univision Reporter out of Sacramento, Sandra Cervantes, interviewed Julie Edgcomb, Clinic Services Director mid July regarding the County’s Pilot Project for remaining uninsured.  The reporter focused on indigenous population living in South County and their lack of access to health care services, high cost but low coverage health plans offered by employers, and traditional/cultural healthcare practices.  Her questions to us...

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The Public’s Health Community Clinics

Monterey County Health Clinics Deliver Personal Care with Health Care. Koren Blau-Monroe says she doesn’t know where she and her family would receive health care if not for the Monterey County Health Department Clinics. Blau-Monroe, a Salinas resident, is disabled. She and her family receive Medi-Cal benefits. Her husband is deaf and her 15-year-old daughter — a high school student...

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County OKs plan to pay for health services for uninsured.

President Barack Obama made another national media pitch Wednesday for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, with impressive figures on health insurance coverage released by the U.S. Census Bureau: The nation’s uninsured rate is now at its lowest ever. But Obamacare leaves out undocumented immigrants, estimated to number about 55,000 in Monterey County. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0...

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