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Health Access

Our Mission is to ensure that residents of Palm Beach County have access to quality health care services. As a safety net system, the Health Care District fills the gaps in the health care delivery system in Palm Beach County without duplicating existing state or federal programs. As needs of residents and resources change, we adapt our programs and priorities accordingly. Last year the health care landscape shifted dramatically.

Health care reform through the Affordable Care Act covered many more Palm Beach County residents who did not previously have health insurance. However, there continues to be an unexpected “coverage gap” that we are helping to fill. When Florida decided not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 52,000 Palm Beach County residents were left without coverage. Our C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics and the District Cares Specialty Benefit has become an option for many of these uninsured residents. Since 1993, the Health Care District has been providing health care benefits to qualifying low-income residents who cannot obtain or cannot afford coverage anywhere else.

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For more information please call (561) 642-1000.