Saturday, May 28, 2011

In Colorado, Health Care Law Creates Nurse-Run Clinic | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

In a low-income suburb of Denver, Erica Schwartz and her small staff of advanced practice nurses have set up their own primary care facility. Here, they can provide services ranging from managing diabetes and prenatal care to treating depression -- all for less than it costs to run a primary care clinic with a doctor in the house.

"The caring component of nursing is palpable when you walk into the center," she said. Everyone on staff, from the reception desk to the exam room, spends a lot of time getting to know their patients, from their mental health needs to their blood glucose level.

Sheridan Health Services opened in March with a $1.5 million grant, spread out over three years, from the federal health care reform law. It's one of first centers in the country to open under the law. The funding is part of an effort to increase the availability of primary care services nationwide by opening more clinics staffed and managed by nurse practitioners, not doctors.

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