As a non-profit organization Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare (DBA Crossroads Acupuncture) works to make healthcare accessible and affordable in three ways: Low cost services, trainings in techniques that are cost-effective, and helping underserved groups to establish and sustain they’re own community-supported projects.
1. Low-Cost Services: We provide acupuncture at the lowest cost possible for people seeking care. Our Las Cruces downtown clinic has allowed us to provide care for as little as $5 a treatment, while still allowing us to pay for our expenses. We do this without insurance reimbursement, rather we depend on our client payments to sustain the clinic. Our clinic also provides a stable administrative center for our other projects. As a non profit organization, we re-invest our surplus revenues into our projects for underserved groups such as the Crossroads Border Project and towards the sustainability of our project.
2. Capacity Building: We realize that techniques such as acupuncture are much more effectively administered when front-line providers have the capacity to provide protocol based treatments for the patients that they serve. Therefore we train local providers in cost-effective techniques such as acudetox/ear acupuncture. Our trainees work within a variety of self-help, addictions, medical and behavioral health programs, primarily within impoverished areas targeting the indigent, the poor and underserved groups. To date, we have trained over 86 providers who have offered more than 20,000 treatments since 2011. Learn more about this project and how our Las Cruces clinic supports it.
3. Consultation: We help underserved groups establish and sustain their own community-supported health projects. Our consultation has offered support for churches, recovery programs, shelters for the homeless and mentally ill, orphanages, and for free medical clinics such as St. Luke’s Health Clinic at the Community of Hope in Las Cruces. Consultation may include technical support, curriculum development, materials supply, evaluation, public policy research and guidance for regulatory issues.
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