El Centro de Corazón
El Centro de Corazón was established in June 1994 as a community‐based social services organization for East End families, with an initial focus on mental health services. In October 2003, in response to an overwhelming community need for primary care services, El Centro shifted its focus to health care by merging with Eastwood Health Clinic, a non‐profit clinic in the area, and receiving a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status. El Centro’s focus has always centered on responding to the community’s needs. Four of El Centro’s health centers are located in the Second Ward Super Neighborhood, where approximately 86% of the population is Hispanic. 51% of the Ripley Clinic’s patients are uninsured, while 24% are insured through Medicaid, 21% are insured through Medicare and 4% are insured through private insurance. In 2011 El Centro had over 28,000 patient visits to its clinics.
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