Centerville, Maine—a town of more than 1,000 people, less than half of which is white, is getting a little more integrated.
As of early 2018, there are nearly 20 Centerville Clinics that offer the same range of services, including general surgery, internal medicine, internal surgery, primary care, emergency services, and a wide range of physical and mental health services, as well as mental health care.
While there is a long way to go, in 2018 Centerville is seeing more minority patients than white patients, and white patients are significantly more likely to be referred to Centerville than are minority patients.
The Centerville Community Clinic is also seeing a steady increase in patients of color.
As a result, the city’s largest white population is inching toward its first Centerville clinic.
Centerville’s first Centerton Clinic was opened in April of 2018 by the Centerville Public Health Department, with the hope that it would serve people of all ethnicities. “
People are going to feel more comfortable here.”
Centerville’s first Centerton Clinic was opened in April of 2018 by the Centerville Public Health Department, with the hope that it would serve people of all ethnicities.
“As you go through the system and the system changes, we need to adapt to meet the needs of the population, because that’s where the health care needs are, and the health needs are going up,” said Gagliaardi.
“So we need a center for all of us.
We need to get out of the way of the health system, and we need people of color to come in and be seen.
We’re a diverse community, and our people have always been a little bit more visible in that.”
Centerton is now a full-service, integrated health center, which offers everything from a dental office to a primary care clinic to a general surgery clinic and a range of other services.
But Gaglardi says the biggest difference is that the center’s doors open early.
“It’s a good thing that we’re opening up early,” he said.
“I think we’ve really come to realize that it’s a very good thing to be out there when the doors are open, to know that you’re part of the larger community, not a minority, not an over-represented minority.”
The community clinic’s doors will open to the public on January 16th, 2019.
For more information, visit centervilleclinic.com.