In July 2017, we launched Mi Salud in New York City – an interactive SMS/text service that aims to connect people to life-saving, life-changing free or low cost medical care in their own neighborhoods.
Mi Salud connects you to free or low cost healthcare clinics in your area. Simply call 646.759.9777, follow the prompts, and you’ll have the option to hear a listing of clinics near you or to have the list sent to you via a text to your cell phone.
The Affordable Care Act has increased access to health insurance for many, but a significant number of adults in the US – around 32 million – remain uninsured, and the ACA’s possible repeal will dramatically worsen the situation.
Owing to various factors, such as immigration status, the lack of insurance is disproportionately high in Hispanic and Latino communities – which make up 19% of the US population and 30% of the uninsured. We’ve launched Mi Salud with Spanish and English language options to bridge this healthcare gap by connecting Hispanic and Latino patients in need of care with the NYC clinics providing it.