900 mobile wellness screenings were given at the worksite in 2010.
¡Salud! provides health education and screenings at the work sites. This prevention outreach program offers the following screenings:
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes screening
- Blood pressure checks
- Wellness information, including cancer awareness
- Flu and Tetanus vaccinations
- Vision Screenings
- Dental Screenings
On-site test results are explained to patients. Patients with abnormal test results are referred to one of the community-based clinics serving our clients or to their primary healthcare provider for follow-up.
238 grants for emergency care, urgent care, hospitalizations, x-rays, lab work and emergency dental care were provided in 2010.
¡Salud! works closely with patients to guide them through the process of patient billing to ensure that the appropriate paperwork for financial assistance and/or enrollment in the Oregon Health Plan is filed with medical providers. If patients are unable to qualify for financial assistance from a provider, the ¡Salud! staff negotiates the bill and ¡Salud! often provides financial assistance.
A recent analysis shows that we deliver $3 of service for every $1 spent because of relationships with partner provider organizations.
3,159 dental procedures were performed in 2010.
¡Salud! offers comprehensive dental care to workers and their families through a partnership with Medical Teams International. ¡Salud! contracts with Medical Teams International to provide volunteer dentists and hygienists and a fully equipped dental van. ¡Salud! schedules the patients and then assists them with accessing additional care when more extensive or specialized treatment is necessary. These clinics are held in varying locations convenient to the workers. In 2007, 18 mobile clinics were held.
Additional services are provided by the community health centers and private providers. This three-pronged approach has provided us with a strong dental program.