Set Family Medical Clinics received a $244,850 grant from the Primary Care Fund.
SET received the grant based on its treatment of indigent patients. Last year, the clinic saw 4,053 medically indigent patients. Since more than 91,000 people in El Paso County do not have insurance, the grant will allow SET to provide basic medical care to low income families in the Pikes Peak region.
The Primary Care Fund was established in 2005 though Amendment 35 to the Colorado constitution is made possible by tax revenue collected on sales of cigarettes and tobacco products. SET has seen more patients in the past two years and the Primary Care Fund is instrumental in helping them meet the increasing need, said Zelna Joseph, president and CEO of SET.