By: Dubravka Kolumbic
Burlington County Times, Correspondent
Receiving affordable quality health care can seem out of reach to many Burlington County residents, especially the uninsured or those living below the poverty level.
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers Inc. is working to change that.
For nearly 40 years, the federally funded nonprofit has been providing primary and preventive health services to area residents who otherwise may not be able to afford such care.
“What we do is so important, because we take care of the medical needs of a very vulnerable population,” CEO Linda Flake said. “We increase their access to certain services and improve their health outcomes.”
The organization is committed to getting its patients the care they need, even providing transportation to and from appointments and offering translation services and certified application counselors who can help with health care applications and charity care appointments.
“Our services are available to whoever needs them,” Flake said.