NEWPORT NEWS- Budget cuts are forcing the Peninsula Health District to close its chronic disease clinic, officials said Tuesday.
The clinic has about 300 patients, all of whom have been notified of the June 3 closing. They will be transitioned to a new medical provider within 90 days, prior to the June 3rd closure date, so they will not be without medical coverage, according to a release from the Peninsula Health District.
Health officials say the Safety Net for Medical Services, which provides medical care for the uninsured, underinsured and indigent population can handle taking on the clinic's patients, and the passage of the national Affordable Health Care Act may give patients additional access to medical care.
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