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Equal Access Clinic Fills the Gap

By Nasir A., Alachua County

I moved to the U.S. from Bangladesh about one and a half years ago. My wife, my children, and I live with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law at the moment. I am undergoing a legal process due to my immigration status, and I think the pandemic has slowed down case processing times. I do not have a work permit yet, so I am not able to work. I also do not have any form of health insurance. I hope that when my case gets approved, I will be able to get health insurance.

My brother-in-law informed me that the Equal Access Clinic helps people who do not have any form of insurance. I suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and I’ve been able to get these conditions under control with the help of the Equal Access Clinic. They provide me with the medications that I need and even the refills. When my brother-in-law first told me about the doctors at the Equal Access Clinic, he said they would take care of me. They truly have done that.

I do not currently receive dental services through the Equal Access Clinic because I was told these services are not available at the moment. However, the doctors there informed me of another location where I could receive dental services at an affordable cost. Living without health insurance is difficult, but the Equal Access Clinic has been very helpful. The doctors there have been very good to me.

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