A clinic that for four years has provided care to uninsured and underinsured community members will now be operated by the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, a not-for-profit primary care center headquartered in Rochester and widely recognized as one of the first Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country.
Now called Jordan at CCIA (Canandaigua Churches In Action), the clinic originally opened in 2009 at 120 N. Main St., in the building that once housed the original Thompson Hospital. Funded in part by a grant from Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, it was the result of collaboration between Thompson Health, CCIA and Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes. Its staff – Thompson associates – provided short-term, non-urgent health care while patients applied for insurance and found a family physician with the assistance of a resource coordinator.
Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton Jr. says transferring the clinic operation to the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center – effective today, April 8 – means more comprehensive healthcare services will now be available to patients. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Anthony Jordan is able to provide patients who have Medicaid coverage or no insurance with a sliding fee scale to access the full array of family practice services.
“Anthony Jordan has been providing affordable, high-quality primary health care for more than 40 years,” Stapleton said. “It has been Thompson’s privilege to operate the clinic for the past four years, and it is our honor to be able to entrust it to Anthony Jordan with the knowledge that this exciting transition ensures patients will continue to receive services in a manner that best meets their needs.”
Dr. Janice Harbin Joseph, interim CEO of Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, echoed Stapleton and said Jordan at CCIA will be part of the resources Ontario County families need to make total health accessible and affordable.
“Jordan never works alone,” she said. “We join hands with agencies who can offer solutions to problems facing our patients like homelessness, food and clothing needs, and inadequate transportation. Thompson and Canandaigua Churches In Action – and the entire safety net of service providers here – have extended a warm welcome to us and we look forward to being part of this community for years to come.”
Jordan at CCIA is open Monday through Friday; patients can call (585) 396-0222 for hours or to schedule an appointment.