A Yes. The facilities are called Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). There you will receive access to a full complement of healthcare services and specialists — from wellness checks, to help with chronic conditions,and medicines. And, you may spend less time in the Emergency Room.
To find a FQHC nearest you, click here.
Q I’d like to get better at managing my condition since it seems I’ll be getting services in the adult centers pretty soon. Do you have any advice?
A The Centers for Disease Control have developed a very efficient toolkit to get you organized and in control of your condition. To preview the toolkit, click here.
Q How do you know when you should go to the doctor or Emergency room?
A Deciding what is an emergency can be challenging for chronically ill patients. And only you can make this decision. Studies show, however, that the more patients utilize the services of a regular physician or clinic, the fewer visits to ER become necessary.