On March 6, 2014, members of Fourth Street Clinic's Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) handed Governor Herbert a letter of support for his plan to expand health insurance coverage to them. 78% of Fourth Street Clinic patients remain uninsured and ineligible for the state's Medicaid program. Governor Herbert was at Fourth Street Clinic for a tour and to hear patient stories about their stuggles with accessing health insurance. CAB is a group of current Fourth Street Clinic patients who are in various stages of transitioning out of homelessness. The group advises Fourth Street Clinic's Senior Management Team and Board of Directors.

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Dr. Ronald Kehl becomes Fourth Street Clinic's first-ever dentist thanks to local business Alsco's $625,000 pledge. As part of its 125th Anniversary, Alsco, an international linen and uniform rental company headquarted in Salt Lake City, has agreed to provide $125,000 a year for five years to fund this position and ensures a January 2014 Grand Opening of Fourth Street Clinic's newly constructed, on-site Dental Clinic. The total annual cost of the Dental Clinic is $450,000, but with Alsco's pledge, Fourth Street Clinic can start saying "Yes" to homeless Utahns in need of dental care. In addition to financial support, Alsco will also donate linen services that will offset current clinic expenses by an estimated $10,000 a year. A

Medcaid-Expansion-Letter-to-GovernorMost Utahns who live in poverty and have lost their homes do not qualify for Utah’s Medicaid insurance program. This is because to qualify, one must be both poor and have dependents or be disabled. Our board of directors recently delivered a letter to Governor Herbert endorsing a full Medicaid expansion. Read the full letter here.

dentistA visit—any day—to the Fourth Street Clinic’s waiting room quickly reveals that for those living in poverty, dental care is both a top priority and virtually nonexistent. Dani’s mom lost her teeth by the time she was 40 years old, so Dani just expects it to happen to her. Behind her sits Sam who is leaning against the wall with ice to his face as he waits for a follow up medical appointment for a recent tooth extraction. In front of Sam is Sidney who hasn’t had teeth in five years and looks forward to the day that he can eat solid food and smile again. When asked who else in the waiting room has trouble with their teeth, 80 percent raise their hands*.

Utah Business Magazine has just featured Dr. Robert Rolfs as one of the few Health Care Heroes. Dr. Robert Rolfs is a longtime volunteer physician here in Fourth Street Clinic, who also is the Deputy Director at the Utah Department of Health.

You can find the entry of the magazine here.

The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of current patients who are in various stages of transitioning out of homelessness. Together, CAB does outeach to homeless residents and advises Fourth Street Clinic's Senior Management Team and full Board of Directors.

CAB Members

Vaughn Davis | Chair
John Wilkes | Vice Chair
Gwen White | Secretary
Russell Flowers
If you are interested in becoming a CAB member, need more information about CAB, or would like to schedule members to speak, present, or host a booth, please contact Vaughn Davis at 801.512.1795 or John Wilkes at 801.472.8122.
We understand that your medical information is personal and sensitive, and we are committed to protecting it. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects individually identifiable health information, the rights granted to individuals, breach notification requirements, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement activities, and how to file a complaint with OCR.

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