The National Center for Farmworkers Health (NCFH) has just published their profile on Vecinos’ outreach activities and achievements:
Vecinos, Inc. delivers outreach-based care to farmworkers and the uninsured, low-income community across eight counties of rural western North Carolina. As a rural health clinic, the outreach services of Vecinos, Inc. play a central role in the continuum of care for farmworkers by supporting every aspect of health care delivery, including interpretation, transportation, care coordination, and follow-up.
Vecinos, Inc. is a free clinic serving 100% uninsured and underinsured patients with free primary and behavioral health care between their four program areas: integrated care in their clinical setting, the Farmworker Health Program, the Community Health Outreach Program, and the Community Engagement Program.
Established in 2001, Vecinos, Inc. was created to provide primary care to low-income, uninsured farmworkers in rural Western North Carolina, with services offered in Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, Cherokee, Haywood, and Transylvania Counties. All of Vecinos’ patients identify as Hispanic or Latinx, and almost all fall at or below 150% below the poverty level. Furthermore, this population needs services in Spanish and is often without translated healthcare resources.
Vecinos was created to meet the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services, including Spanish language interpretation. Vecinos now offers integrated primary and mental healthcare services to any uninsured, low-income adult in their community. Vecinos’ Farmworker Health Program was created to provide outreach, mobile clinic services, and other resources to 13 farms in eight counties. In 2021, Vecinos’ Farmworker Health Program served 732 migrant and seasonal farmworker patients (CLICK HYPER LINK below to continue reading).