For a .pdf copy of our 2012 Fact Sheet, click here.
In 2012, WHC provided health care services to 417 residents of southwestern Pennsylvania, a 5.5% increase in the number of total patients served in the previous year. There were 190 new patients seen at the clinic and 227 return patients.
Almost all of these individuals would have been unable to afford health care services anywhere else. As the only free clinic in southwestern PA, the safety net services provided by WHC can be the difference between good health and a trip to the emergency room for many area residents.
The demographics of those served by WHC are not surprising for anyone following the evolution of health care in our country. But, they may help to dispel many stereotypes for others about individuals who are uninsured.
80% of WHC patients were residents of Fayette County; 45% of these make their home in Connellsville
67% were female
58% are employed
18% report no income for 2012 from any source
52% make less than $15,000 per year
Regardless of household size, most WHC patients live below the Federal Poverty Level. In fact, the larger the household size, the greater the chance that the household will live in poverty.
100% of WHC patients reported they had no health insurance