Richard Salit’s excellent article on Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic from the series “Race in Rhode Island” is reprinted here… PROVIDENCE — A busy weekday evening is getting underway at Clinica Esperanza as doctors and medical students welcome their first patients and as staff prepare to lead another in a series of Vida Sana, or Healthy Living, [&hellip
When Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group of dedicated volunteers could help Rhode Island residents facing economic hardships receive crucial, preventative medical care. That vision has carried the nonprofit to where it stands today: a walk-in health clinic that serves more than 2,500 patients each [&hellip
URI professor conducts survey suggesting that nurse-run medical clinic saves millions in health care costs
People who don’t have health insurance are often forced to seek treatment at hospitalemergency rooms for colds, body aches and other routine illnesses. Those visits cost patients,hospitals and taxpayers millions of dollars every year. A University of Rhode Island professor who founded a free health clinic in Providence has spearheaded a study that suggests walk-in [&hellip
Results of 2-year study at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic presented at health conference in Boston Jeff Chau didn’t know much about HPV when he started volunteering at a free health clinic in Providence three years ago. Now the University of Rhode Island pharmacy student is so knowledgeable about the cancer-causing virus he helped research and write [&hellip
Patients become advocates, and advocates become patients at Clinica Esperanza At Clinica Esperanza, a clinic for the uninsured in Providence Rhode Island, we asked, “Who knows how best we can help our patients?” The answer – the patients themselves. And so, when we had an opportunity to turn some of our patients into advocates [&hellip
Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic worked hard in 2012. Read the Annual Report to learn about what exactly was done
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Keeping people healthy and preventing illness is a key part of our mission at Clinica Esperanza. One service we provide our patients is free vaccines for a whole lot of possible illnesses: pneumonia, tetanus, flu, hepatitis and more. However, vaccines need to be refrigerated and our fridge is on its last legs. We need to [&hellip
The number of uninsured children and people under the age of 65 in Rhode Island has remained steady over the past several years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Current Population Survey released Sept. 17, about 125,000 nonelderly Rhode Islanders did not have health insurance from 2011-2012, including about 13,000 children. These numbers are [&hellip