Juneau Public Health Center Faces Closure

Budget issues threaten to shut down a public health center that treats the homeless and low-income residents in Alaska's capital city.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Budget issues threaten to shut down a public health center that treats the homeless and low-income residents in Alaska's capital city.
Juneau's Front Street Clinic is run by the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Consortium spokesman Michael Jenkinsreports that factors contributing to the potential closure of the clinic include federal budget cuts and reorganization of the regional health consortium.
Jenkins says a decision on whether to keep the clinic open will be made at an upcoming board meeting.
Up to 25 people a day visit the clinic for medical, dental and behavioral health services.