New COVID-19 respiratory clinic brought to Rochester to aid minorities
Written by Site Hub on April 28, 2020
On Monday, April 20, Jordan Health announced that it had opened up, in coordination with the City of Rochester, Monroe County and University of Rochester Medical Center, a new COVID-19 respiratory clinic on Holland Street at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center. The clinic is an official response to racial disparities that have occurred with cases of COVID-19 infection and treatment. In-network Jordan Health patients who have been triaged and normally would go untreated unless provided with an in-person evaluation will be given priority. The site will also offer them SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Dr. Janice Harbin, Jordan Health’s president and CEO, explained: “Patients attributed to Jordan Health make up approximately one-fifth of the City of Rochester community. The majority of those patients are people of color. Therefore, when County Executive, Adam Bello, reached out to ask if Jordan Health would be willing to help reduce the disparities in Monroe County, we said YES!”
Jordan Health was one of the United States’ first Federally Qualified Health Centers. It has been a health provider in the region for over 100 years. The new clinic will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Jordan Health’s Urgent Care center will provide similar services to non-network patients between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day.