El Sol seeks to increase access to health care services and health information
Access to Health Care: The Jupiter Volunteer Clinic
In Jupiter, we all pulled together for a healthier community. This 4-minute video clip nicely portrays what we have achieved to improve Jupiter’s health in the past 5 years.
A study done by Jupiter Medical Center, our local Hospital found 10.3% of Jupiter’s population lives at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, and 30% lack sufficient health insurance. Until recently, the closest adult primary care clinic had been 20 miles from Jupiter. After bringing together a round table of Health leaders and concerned community members, such as the Palm Beach County Health Department, Quantum Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, and Jupiter Medical Center, El Sol opened the Jupiter Volunteer Clinic in 2011.
The Jupiter Volunteer Clinic is open on certain Saturdays and is devoted to adult primary care medicine. The clinic also provides services that help prevent disease and promote healthy habits. The clinic is staffed by qualified volunteer doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Since opening, the clinic has taken over 700 appointments, and seen patients that otherwise would have likely gone untreated.
The Jupiter Volunteer Clinic is located on the NE Corner of Indiantown Road and Central Blvd in Jupiter at 6405 Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Fl. MAP.
The clinic is opened on certain Saturdays and appointments are required.
You can call 561-506-6487 to make an appointment or leave a message in English or Spanish—our clinic coordinator will return your call.
Access to Health Information: Promotores de Salud
El Sol’s Promotores de Salud (health promoters) team informs the community about health care, prevention, and accessing care. El Sol has partnered with the Rural Women’s Health Project to train our promoters. Each promoter reaches out to at least 10 community members per month and cover topics such as diabetes, nutrition, cancer, and HIV. This model has multiplied the number of community members accessing information about health care, prevention, and how to access care.
El Sol also hosts presentations by guest speakers on a variety of topics. The presentations are given to community members while they wait for work in our labor program. We have also incorporated Health Literacy into our English as a Second Language curriculum, providing critical health information to our students.
We appreciate our partners, funders, and volunteers committed to serving Health needs in the Jupiter Community!:
Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Jupiter Medical Center, Palm Beach Health Department, The Quantum Foundation, The Town of Jupiter, and Rural Women’s Health Project.
Recently, El Sol was one of the recipients of a 1.9 million grant to various organizations. Boystown, Center for Child Counseling, Clinics Can Help, Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, El Sol, Faulk Center for Family Counseling, Grandma’s Place, Gulfstream Goodwill and the Legal Aid Society. Together, these great organizations received over $1.9 million in grants to continue their fine health-related work in our community.