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Governor will meet with patients and families at the Fourth Street Clinic

WHAT: Governor Gary R. Herbert will tour the Fourth Street Clinic and host a panel discussion with patients and families who will benefit most from his proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion, Healthy Utah.

WHO: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert
Patients and families who will benefit from the Healthy Utah Plan
Dr. David Patton, Utah Dept. of Health
Kristy Chambers, Fourth Street Clinic
Pamela Atkinson
 

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014
1:00 PM
Tour of clinic
1:15 PM
Panel discussion with patients and families
1:35 PM
Q & A
1:45 PM
Interviews with panel members
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VISUALS: The governor touring the Fourth Street Clinic and then meeting with patients and families who will benefit the most from his proposed Healthy Utah Plan.
WHERE: Fourth Street Clinic, 409 West 400 South, Salt Lake City (park on 400 West)

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About Fourth Street Clinic:
Fourth Street Clinic was founded in 1988 as a triage clinic staffed with one part-time nurse who relied heavily on hospitals for patient treatments. Today, with a staff of 50 and a volunteer network of more than 150, Fourth Street Clinic is a comprehensive health care home that serves 4,200 homeless men, women and children with 25,000 primary care, mental health, substance abuse, dental and specialty care visits. Fourth Street Pharmacy dispenses 54,000 medications annually. By increasing homeless Utahns’ access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings. Visit fourthstreetclinic.org.

Press contact for Fourth Street Clinic: Jenn Hyvonen, 801-712-1211, jenn@fourthstreetclinic.org

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