Farm labor ranks as one of the top three most dangerous occupations in the country and farmworkers suffer from incredible occupational risks, disproportionate general health issues, and extreme barriers to care. Agriculture is NC’s leading industry, yet farmworkers are some of the most underserved in the state. Vecinos believes that access to health care is a basic human right, but due to our geographic isolation, lack of public transportation, and institutional and social discrimination, many farmworkers and their families do not enjoy that right.
We are a free clinic, serving 100% uninsured and underinsured patients with free primary and behavioral health care. Our patients identify as Hispanic or Latino and 97% fall at-or-below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Vecinos is currently at physical capacity, but with the Community Health Hub, can not only increase the number of people served, but also deepen impact by ensuring easy, quick references to partner agencies. All services by all agencies will be offered in a bilingual setting.