Today, Malta House of Care, Inc., a free clinic that provides comprehensive primary care services to uninsured Connecticut adults in the Greater Hartford area, announces the opening of a new-state-of-the-art stationary outpatient clinic at 136 Farmington Avenue. Malta thanks its donors, the Archdiocese of Hartford, and the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation for the financial support that made the new clinic site possible and their commitment to our patients.
The 40-foot Malta House of Care white van is a familiar site around the city of Hartford and in East Hartford. Since 2006, Malta has used the two examination rooms in this custom designed mobile clinic to provide free comprehensive primary healthcare directly to uninsured adults in neighborhoods – Asylum Hill, the South End of Hartford, and the north end of East Hartford are the current sites.
“The addition of this new, expansive clinic facility on the campus of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph will allow us to see more patients in the Asylum Hill area and eventually expand our hours of operation and bring our mobile van to more communities. With five examination rooms, we can provide additional onsite care to our patients, who represent over 32 languages and 51 countries of origin. Our staff and nearly 40 volunteers provide patient-centered care and patient navigation through long-standing, trusted partnerships with patients, at no cost to them,” says Victoria Veltri, Executive Director.
The Archdiocese of Hartford is a steadfast supporter of the Malta House of Care, allowing Malta to use patient-friendly neighborhood church properties to station the mobile clinic and providing financial support through the many donors to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.
Brian Sheehan, Chair of the Malta House of Care Board of Directors states, “Our use of the fixed site is a critical step in the growth of the Malta House of Care. Malta has always sought to reach out to more of the underserved in our community – this has been and remains our mission. We greatly appreciate the hard work and generosity of the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation, the many supporters of the project, and our staff for making this all possible.”
Hear a few words from Malta’s Executive Director, Vicki Veltri about this exciting addition to our offerings.