LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of locals are out of work. For many, that means neglecting their physical and mental well being. So to help our neighbors with making ends meet, 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean talks to Silver State Health on how its office is providing health care for the uninsured.
"The first priority is your health," said local Rosa Zamora.
Rosa doesn't take her health for granted.
"I was going through some sort of issues... I am on medication. Because of the medication, that's why I'm feeling better," Zamora said.
HAPPY THIS PLACE EXISTS
Her husband is also on the road to recovery, getting treatment for depression, since losing his job. Both are getting help, thanks to Silver State Health.
"Really, really happy to know that this place exists for people like us," says Rosa.
PRIMARY AND MENTAL HEALTH
Silver State is a federally funded community health center, located at Tropicana and Eastern avenues, for Nevada's uninsured and under-insured.
"We provide primary health care, as well as a lot of behavioral and mental health care," said Ryan Linden, chief executive officer of Silver State Health.
HELPFUL VIRTUAL OPTION
Linden says patients can make an appointment to come into the office or use Silver State's telehealth services. The virtual option has been especially helpful in reaching those in need of psychiatric care.
"A lot of our patients are really enjoying being able to use their smartphones or personal computers to connect with our staff," Linden said.
Another popular service from Silver State Health is prescription delivery.
"We're able to send pharmaceuticals out to patients homes. These are often discounted because of the types of patients we see," Linden said.
Patients like Zamora and her husband say they are thankful for Silver State Health.
"I don't know what would've happened to us if we wouldn't have known about Silver State. I can just tell you that much," Zamora said.