‘Faith-based’ health clinic offers care alternative for uninsured, underserved people in Raleigh
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — When it comes to medical care in the Triangle there are plenty of options to choose from — if you have insurance. But what if you don’t?
That’s where NeighborHealth may be able to help. The private, federally-qualified clinic offers a wide variety of health services, from pediatrics to geriatric care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
More than third of its patients have no health insurance.
“There’s a huge uninsured population and patients who have Medicaid in Wake County,” said Betsy Joyner, NeighborHealth’s Director of Clinical Services. “We think everyone deserves access to health care and access to good quality health care and medications they can afford and care they can afford.”
NeighborHealth CEO Daniel Lipparelli said the non-profit facility, although not quite 5 years old, has seen tremendous growth.
The clinic had just one health care provider on staff when it opened. Now there are 70 providers, with more in the pipeline.
“In 2021 we were seeing about 4,500 unique patients,” Lipparelli said. “Last year we closed out the year with 7,000 unique patients, and this year we’re going to see well over 8,000 patients.”