New Jersey: Health Provider Taking Over Jersey City's STD Clinic Says It Plans to Deliver Same Services
July 21, 2011
Officials of Horizon Health Center on Monday sought to reassure City Council members who are anxious about its takeover of Jersey City's free STD/HIV Clinic. City employees of the clinic, who are due to be laid off after the transition, have expressed concern that HHC would not offer the same level of service for clinic patients. "If somebody comes in and they have an STD, we'll treat them for free," said HHC CEO Marilyn Cintron, while additional care will be offered for $25. Business Administrator Jack Kelly reported on his own incognito visit to an HHC clinic. "Quite honestly, I was provided much more thorough and better service than my own medical provider," he said. Council member Kalimah Ahmad remains skeptical and said she cannot support the move until council receives a "letter from the state saying that this can happen and that we would be in compliance" with state health regulations.
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