Archer Family Health Care is offering expanded services for children ages 6-18 years old living in Alachua County through a grant from the Children’s Trust of Alachua County. The services include 50 free sports physicals (valid for one year), screenings for depression in adolescents and an immunization history check. For nearly 20 years, the college’s nurse-led practice, Archer Family Health Care, has been central to the clinical practice mission of the College of Nursing. AFHC is both a Rural Health Clinic and a Patient-Centered Medical Home recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. These designations mean patients are put at the forefront of care with better experiences and reduced costs.
The primary care clinic offers family, pediatric and psychiatric services and is located in Archer, a rural area just west of Gainesville. Patients, who would not otherwise have access to care, come from Archer and the surrounding communities. Most are insured, but about 40% are uninsured. Fees are based on a sliding scale and a wide range of primary care services are offered, including labs and procedures.