Free Clinic Prepares to Serve Quality Healthcare to New & Existing Patients
On Monday, June 1st, 2020, the St. John Bosco Clinic will reopen its doors after suspending in-person care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly trained staff and volunteer medical professionals have been working diligently to make sure they are ready to serve the uninsured and underserved population of Miami-Dade County. In addition to following Center for Disease Control directives and local government protocols, the clinic will also be incorporating telehealth services into its practice to better serve patients and grow its capacity to serve the increased number of people who now find themselves without insurance and in need of care.
“The last few months have challenged us to serve and connect with our patients in new ways,” says Berta Cabrera. “We are grateful to our volunteers and staff who have continued to provide the very best care to our patients through telehealth visits, phone calls, emails and even social media check-ins. We know that the need in Miami-Dade County is going to be greater than ever and it is with the faith and generosity of this very community that we prepare to welcome back the people who so desperately need care and connection.”
For nearly 28 years, the St. John Bosco Clinic has been offering essential care to Miami’s most vulnerable communities and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Augustine, Florida.Through the fundraising efforts of SSJ Health Foundation community outreach, community partners, and volunteer doctors,nurses and support staff, the St. John Bosco Clinic has provided quality healthcare services, including primary care, laboratory & diagnostics, cancer screenings, women’s health, chronic disease management, prescription assistance, and more, at no cost to over 1,200 patients a year.
“We have a team of excellent healthcare providers ready to help those who have diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions and who now find themselves without insurance,” says Dr. Rheinchard R. Reyes, SJBC’s Medical Director. “We’ve learned a lot about new approaches to patient visits and how to provide valuable care through Telehealth as a result of COVID. Miami needs us more than ever, and we’re more prepared than ever to serve.”
The clinic sees patients who live in Miami-Dade County and meet its’ financial criteria by appointment from Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm and is located at 730 NW 34th Street, Miami 33127within the Corpus Christi Catholic Church grounds.
For more information on how to help the clinic, make an appointment, or to find out more, please visit https://www.stjohnboscoclinicmiami.org/patient-services or contact Berta Cabrera at 305-854-0533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE ST. JOHN BOSCO CLINIC
Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida the St. John Bosco Clinic opened on July 1st 1992 and has continuously maintained its service to the Miami-Dade community. The Clinic opened as a response to the growing number of underserved and uninsured individuals who lacked access to basic primary healthcare.
Originally situated at the St. John Bosco Church campus in Little Havana, the Clinic’s service delivery grew from one half-day in a small area of a building to its current service of five days per week, nights and weekend access in a large stand-alone clinic. In 2007, the clinic moved to its current location on the campus of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Allapattah.
The Clinic is supported by SSJ Health Foundation, volunteer physicians and support staff. Philanthropic individual and corporate donors, foundation grants and in-kind support from our generous community partners make it possible to serve our community.