grove_cc_fc.jpgMIAMI — Under a bright sunny sky, Community Health of South Florida Inc. leaders cut the ribbon on a new Coconut Grove Health Center earlier this month. The gesture was symbolic of good health and opportunity to all who need healthcare in that neighborhood.

The new state-of-the-art, soothing, spa-like facility at 3831 Grand Ave. in Miami  is an upscale medical center that caters to everyone. Those without health insurance and without money for medical attention will now be able to receive quality, comprehensive medical care from CHI Primary care, OB/Gyn and Pediatric doctors, officials said.

For the uninsured, services are provided on an income-based sliding fee scale, they added, and CHI also offers complimentary transportation for those needing a ride to and from the center.

“In these tough economic times we see a lot of patients who simply don’t have the money to seek medical attention and that shouldn’t be the case,” said Brodes Hartley Jr., CHI president and CEO. “There are times when some people can’t even pay the $25 co-pay and we still provide them with top quality care.”

Community Health of South Florida Inc. is a federally qualified health care center. By mid summer it expects to have a total of 10 centers and 42 school-based health centers throughout South Florida.

The federal government has awarded CHI a grant to open two medical centers; one at 3831 Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove, and a second at 6350 Sunset Dr. in South Miami scheduled to open June 12th.