Phoenix clinic offers free clinic checkups to low-income clients
Phoenix Clinic is offering free clinic checksups to patients with low incomes in a bid to boost its healthcare delivery system, a move that critics say is a thinly veiled effort to boost enrollment.
The Phoenix Clinic, which was founded in 2016, said in a news release Monday that it’s partnering with the Health and Human Services Department to provide free clinic appointments to low income patients in the Phoenix area.
The clinic said it is offering to enroll patients in two free clinics over the next two weeks in the first half of 2020.
The clinic will enroll as many as 3,500 patients through its own online clinic portal, which is designed to serve low- to moderate-income patients.
It is not clear how many low- and moderate- income patients are eligible to enroll in the clinics, the clinic said.
The clinics will be offered by the Phoenix Clinic Alliance, a nonprofit that helps low-wage workers access health care.
It will also be responsible for administering the clinics and providing support to those who do not have access to healthcare.
Phoenix Clinic is an alternative provider of healthcare to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic is owned by the Mayo Foundation.