The InterFaith Health Clinic is a non-profit health care ministry in Knoxville, Tennessee providing affordable medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured.
Access to affordable health care can mean the difference between a worker out due to illness and a worker on the job. If people cannot afford to take care of their health, it interferes with their income producing ability, which quickly trickles down to affect their ability to meet all of their basic needs.
In January of 1990 a twelve member committee came together to create a place where people without insurance could receive affordable health care. On March 6, 1991 the InterFaith Health Clinic opened its doors to serve those earning too much to qualify for government subsidized insurance and too little to afford private insurance. Since opening, the clinic has served over 50,000 patients and has provided over 300,000 patient encounters.
The InterFaith Health Clinic will provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the low income, working uninsured, primarily through the support of the religious, health care and business communities. These services are provided within the capacity of the clinic regardless of race, creed, age, religion or national origin.
The Affordable Care Act:
Want to know more about the Affordable Care Act and what it will mean for you and your community? Staff from InterFaith recently attended a meeting that helped to explain just that. We recorded it to be able to share with you, so check out the link below to view it on YouTube.