Vecinos is a free clinic, serving 100% uninsured and underinsured patients with free primary and behavioral health care.
Vecinos was started by the Jackson County Health Department in 2001 to meet the health needs of migrant farmworkers, nearly all of whom are Latinx. In 2004, Vecinos was incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) to carry that mission forward. In 2021, in recognition of a broader need and having grown substantially to meet most farmworker needs at 35 migrant camps, Vecinos broadened its focus to serve all uninsured adults with incomes at or below 200% of poverty level in six counties (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain). Vecinos is a primary care safety net provider and medical home for indigent patients, with mobile and outpatient clinics and telehealth services providing bilingual integrated preventive, primary, behavioral health, pharmacy, and wraparound services to address social determinants of health. Vecinos has MD, DO, NP, RN, CMA, LCSW, and LCAS providers working at hours that accommodate patients’ work schedules.
Vecinos mobile and outpatient clinics, and the teams that operate them, work collaboratively to deliver patient-centered primary, preventive, and behavioral health care to uninsured adults.
The Integrated Care team is comprised of the Clinical and the Behavioral Health teams. Services include:
The Outreach team is comprised of certified Community Health Workers who augment and complement the clinical services offered. Services include: