Poor health is both a cause and consequence of poverty, and too often children from low-income families are predisposed to a lifetime of health risks. One child at a time, Arlington Pediatric Center is fighting the trend. APC is the primary provider of comprehensive medical care for children in Arlington County who are uninsured, or whose families are living at or below 200% of the poverty level. While preventative care is the primary focus, patients with special health conditions like severe prematurity, developmental delays, or genetic diseases also find their “medical home” at APC. When challenges arise – illiteracy, language barriers, transportation costs – parents receive tailored support. Partnerships with numerous agencies and public health programs like WIC, Head Start, and Child Protective Services prevent duplication and help meet each child’s medical and non-medical needs. In 2014 alone, APC served 3,440 children (regardless of families’ ability to pay), conducted 14,387 clinical visits, and filled 450 free prescriptions. The gift of good health is invaluable … and something every child should have.
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