Juneau clinic gets fresh start

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A Juneau clinic slated for closure last year has gotten a fresh start, with the help of community contributions and grants.

The former Front Street Clinic, run by the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, is now the independently operated Front Street Community Health Center.

Reports say health care services for the city's homeless population did not lapse during the transition.

While a focus remains on providing care to medically underserved groups, the center hopes to offer services to any community members by mid-July.

The center received more than $100,000 in community contributions after the consortium last year announced plans to close the clinic's doors. State and federal grants were also secured.

Nurse Practitioner Janna Brewster says grants don't cover everything so the clinic needs a revenue flow.