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Inner City Health Center serves those in need

Posted at 11:52 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 13:52:12-04

For more than 35 years, the Inner City Health Center has been serving those in need. Starting in an abandoned building at 34th & Downing, Inner City Health Center was started by two doctors and their wives (RNs). The doctors would split their time between their paying private practices and volunteer services at the clinic.

Today, with 70 paid staff between their main clinic on York St. and their satellite clinic in Wheat Ridge, they treat folks from all over the metro area for 22,000+ visits per year. Patients are mostly uninsured (61%) who pay on a sliding scale basis. They offer prenatal, pediatrics, women's health, men's health, veterans and seniors health services. In addition to the medical services, they have a dental clinic.

On Oct. 18, Inner City Health Center will hold their only fundraiser of the year. “Jazzed” was created by local musician Hazel Miller as a way to "give back" for the great care she's received from Inner City Health over the years. Hazel headlines the event each year, along with one or two other performers - this year it's Manuel Molina and his Dancing Latin Combo. The event also features a robust silent auction, and tastes served by area chefs and restaurateurs. This year's Jazzed will be at the Forney Museum of Transportation from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.innercityhealth.org.