On Sunday, April 7, I will be running the Go! St. Louis Marathon with Team Casa de Salud! Thank you for supporting this wonderful organization and helping me to reach my fundraising goal.
The mission of Casa de Salud is to facilitate and deliver high quality clinical and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured patients in St. Louis, focusing on new immigrants and refugees who encounter barriers to accessing other sources of care.
Since opening in 2010, Casa de Salud now serves as many as 500 patients per month, seven days per week. Casa’s main services are primary care, mental health counseling, case management, care coordination, and home health visits. The GUIA program (meaning “guide” in Spanish, and in English standing for “Guides for Understanding, Information and Access”) makes about 150 referrals each month and actively manages as many as 300 patient cases. Casa also has on-site partners offering legal services, pediatric dental, and optometry.
Although Casa is located in the City of St. Louis, it draws patients from throughout the metropolitan area and region. Last year, patients from 29 counties in Missouri & Illinois, representing a total of 47 nationalities, came to Casa de Salud for health care services.