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On August 11, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked Primary Care Clinic of North Texas’ (PCCNT) 13th anniversary, 100,000th patient visit and move into a new, larger location in Plano. Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Collin County Judge Keith Self, Capital One CFO Girish Bachani, and Lions Club District Governor Bill Smothermon joined Founder and Medical Director Dr. John Joseph for the event.
“We are grateful to our sponsors and business partners that have enabled our clinic to expand to a new, larger location as we celebrate our 100,000th patient visit,” said Dr. Joseph. “Our goal is to provide vital medical care to the uninsured, which often results in early diagnosis of an underlying disease. Generous donations and partnerships with companies like Capital One, give us the tools we need to treat those who are unable to afford healthcare elsewhere.”
After the ribbon-cutting, attendees enjoyed refreshments and snacks, tours of the new facility and heard first-hand from patients of PCCNT about their experience and the importance of medical care for the uninsured. More than a quarter of working Texans are uninsured, and the clinic provides a medical home and easy, accessible healthcare for thousands in the Metroplex.
“Through an approach called Investing for Good, Capital One Financial Services is committed to being a catalyst for the revitalization and growth of the communities it serves,” said Capital One’s Bachani. “We are proud to partner with Primary Care Clinic to ensure more patients can receive quality healthcare.”
Dr. Joseph sees a direct tie between issues of health and financial well-being, which is where Capital One’s efforts have made a huge impact. He added, “Primary Care Clinic and Capital One are both focused on improving the quality of life and enabling people to succeed through what we do. Everyone works so hard for so many.”
“This is a shining example that if we come together with a common cause, great things can happen,” said Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “The clinic is helping those that are most vulnerable, not only with the medical care they provide, but with the financial burden of medical care as well.”
PCCNT opened its doors in 2003 with a single clinic in Lewisville. As a result of corporate and community donors, PCCNT has grown from one clinic to three locations in Lewisville, Plano and Dallas and has provided care for more than 100,000 patient visits throughout the past 13 years.
“Me and my wife are so thankful for Primary Care Clinic,” said Wylie resident and PCCNT patient Benjamin Estrella. “About two years ago I came to the clinic and was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I am so thankful that Dr. Solanki gave me the chance to get diagnosed and I would not be here today if it weren’t for this clinic.”
PCCNT seeks to be a solution by providing quality care and building connections with patients, expanding its service model to address the growing needs of the working poor and underinsured, for whom high deductibles and copayments present access barriers to basic healthcare.
About Primary Care Clinic of North Texas
Primary Care Clinic of North Texas (PCCNT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit healthcare facility that provides medical care to uninsured adults up to the age of 65 and children above the age of 12 years in the Metroplex. Since its inception in 2003, PCCNT has provided care for more than 100,000 North Texans without health insurance. The clinic started with one location in Lewisville, Texas and has expanded to locations in Plano and Dallas. The goal of PCCNT is to enable the uninsured in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties easier access to medical care resulting in early diagnosis and therefore a better outcome. primarycareclinic.org