Press Release: Utah County’s First Health Care Center Designed to Meet the Needs of Homeless Individuals and Families

Mountainlands Community Health Center and the Food and Care Coalition will be hosting the historic opening of Utah County’s first health clinic designed to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families.

The Ribbon Cutting and Open House will be held Thursday, August 27th from 2-3:30 pm at 299 E. 900 S., Suite 101, Provo, Utah.
The East Bay Health Center will open in September 2015. The clinic will provide primary healthcare services, including medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare, for people experiencing homelessness in the Provo area.
“We are proud to have received funding that will allow us to provide much-needed healthcare services to a currently underserved population,” said Todd Bailey, Executive Director of MCHC.
“The Food and Care Coalition is excited to partner with Mountainlands Community Health Center in providing new and enhanced medical services to Utah County’s homeless population” said Brent Crain, President and CEO of the Food and Care Coalition. “This collaborative relationship will result in a new access point for medical services, substance abuse counseling, and mental health support while offering cost savings to both the client and the community.”
MCHC currently operates clinics in Provo, Payson, and Vernal and offers primary healthcare services to everyone in the community regardless of insurance status or an ability to pay.
The Food and Care Coalition works to alleviate hunger and diminish the plights of poverty. Their primary objectives include finding suitable housing, teaching financial accountability, facilitating and elevation in personal morals and values, and helping each patron achieve their full potential.