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Health centers are the backbone of our nation’s primary healthcare system. They design innovative, integrated primary care based on what services communities need most — ensuring affordable, quality healthcare, during and beyond the pandemic. They are locally run, yet part of a national network serving nearly 29 million people nationwide. They save American taxpayers $24 billion a year in healthcare costs by preventing and managing chronic diseases. They are not ordinary medical clinics; they are also problem-solvers who reach beyond the exam room to care for the whole person by providing access to necessities like food and housing resources.

Community health centers care for everyone, regardless of insurance status. As unemployment rises and more Americans lose their employee-sponsored healthcare, community health centers will be the key to keeping America healthy.

The mission of community health centers remains crucial today because access to basic care remains a challenge in parts of the United States. Many people live in remote and underserved communities where there is a shortage of providers and, in many cases, the nearest doctor or hospital can be as far as a 50-mile drive in another county.

The University of Wyoming Family Practice is a NCQA-certified patient medical home. This means we provide the most advanced care with use of a comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) system, with data driven analytics, centered on sound clinical decision support. We offer full-spectrum family medicine. Services including obstetrics, pediatrics, women’s health, preventative healthcare, and geriatric services are available at all locations, including the clinic, hospital, nursing home and home. In addition, we offer telehealth services and behavior health services. Our clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances, and offers sliding-fee discounts for those who qualify. UW Family Practice is committed to respecting our patients’ privacy and autonomy. We are honored to serve as a healthcare clinic that provides quality, compassionate care to thousands of patients every year.

As part of National Health Center Week 2022 (Aug. 8–12), we invite you to support a Community Health Center in your neighborhood and celebrate their mission and accomplishments.

Also as part of this incredible week, University of Wyoming Family Practice is hosting a Patient Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the University of Wyoming Family Practice Facebook Events Page or the Wyoming Family Practice website.

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