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CHCC to continue health outreach on Rota

THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. will continue its healthcare outreach on Rota this Saturday.

Esther L. Muna

CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said their mobile clinic will be parked outside the youth center from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We will try to get… individuals…to come and get access to our services,” she added.

Muna said they will be partnering with the Community Outreach Recovery Efforts or CORE group  whose volunteers will visit homes in the villages. “They will try to connect people to their primary providers —  Rota Health Center’s Dr. Gregory Kotheimer and Dr. Francois Claassens,” Muna said.

“The idea is not to supplant the care that has already been provided on Rota. The idea is to try to reach individuals who may have delayed taking care of their health issues,” Muna said, adding that they are also providing crisis counseling to those who may have mental health and behavior issues such as trauma.

In addition, CHCC has conducted a survey on Rota to identify the healthcare needs of the people.

Regarding their medical outreach on Rota, CORE president and nurse Abbys Mitchell said: “CHCC will provide the mobile clinic while the CORE team will go out into the community, visiting houses to assess people’s needs.”

CORE’s primary function, she added, will be to provide medical health checks.  “We will be working closely with the Rota Health Center.  There’s also a plan to have another outreach next week depending on community needs.”

Mitchell said CORE members Grace Orcajo and Faith Abais will be joining the Rota outreach.

“We are thankful to CEO Esther Muna for including us in the medical outreach,” she added.