29 Aug ‘Healthcare for all’: Nonprofit group celebrates National Health Center Week with Golden Gate community
Tatiana Bejarano giggled at the results of her daughter’s face paint during the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida’s National Health Center Week celebration at the Golden Gate Community Center.
But her smile faded when asked about her 5-year-old’s dental care.
“We had a dentist but Medicaid changed,” she explained. “Now I have to pay and I don’t have the money.”
Providing parents like Bejarano with access to quality healthcare is the mission of the Healthcare Network. Last year, the Network provided primary care to more than 45,000 people (32,000 of whom were children) at 13 locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.