On this episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes Dr. Patel, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare. Going on 50 years, Neighborhood Healthcare provides medical, dental, and behavioral services to low-income patients.
Having completed missions around the world, Dr. Patel returned with a desire to provide medical care in the U.S. for those that need it the most. Early on, he served as staff family physician at Neighborhood Healthcare. Having realized his desire to help beyond a one on one basis, Dr. Patel worked his way up to CEO of the organization and quickly focused on integrating social services with their existing medical services. Now partnering with Interfaith Community Services to do just that, the two community leaders discuss their shared mission, passion, and partnership.
Calls to Action:
Help Get Senate Bill 66 Passed – Unfortunately, patients cannot currently be treated for medical and behavioral services on the same visit; making it particularly difficult for patients to be treated for their needs. In an effort to help decrease no-show rates, SB66 will help remove this barrier for patients. Call your local representatives to voice your support for SB66.
Support Heath Centers – visit Neighborhood Healthcare’s website to see how you can support their community work.
See Us in Action – On June 12th, Interfaith will be celebrating our 40-year anniversary. In an effort to showcase our service center’s operations, we will be opening our doors to you for a walkthrough of our facilities. Learn more about our Appreciation Event on our website.
Do you have a story to tell? Have you experienced homelessness or relate to the field somehow? Reach out through our website. We’d love to have you on!