Frederica Wilson Highlights National Health Center Week

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and state Rep. Marie Woodson, D-Hollywood, visited Borinquen Health Care Center, a local community health clinic, to raise awareness and highlight National Health Center Week.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, community health centers, front-line providers, and their staff have played a pivotal role in providing preventative and primary care to patients throughout the nation.

“Community health centers across South Florida and the nation play a significant role in our work to achieve health equity in their mission to service large populations of vulnerable populations and people of color. As the backbone of our American health care system, they provide families with excellent access to health care and are a trusted place for school-required immunizations as our children head back to school next week,” said Wilson. “As we continue to combat COVID-19 and now face a surge in the monkeypox virus, we’re once again turning to community health centers like Borinquen to make testing more convenient, expand access to treatments, and educate our community, especially those who are most vulnerable to monkeypox

Community health clinics are go-to facilities for those seeking preventative healthcare and to protect themselves from monkeypox as well as the COVID-19 virus. They also provide access to health care for families as school-required immunizations ramp up for children before they head back to school.

Wilson joined healthcare heroes to discuss the value of community health centers like the Borinquen Medical Centers to underserved communities and everyone it services.

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