If another organization doesn’t step forward, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will close the Front Street Clinic Oct. 1. Front Street serves Juneau’s homeless population. SEARHC has operated the clinic for 10 years.
Dan Neumeister, SEARHC’s chief operating officer, said that while the closure is unfortunate, it would save SEARHC about $300,000.
“To have that extra $300,000 to reallocate to our other rural clinics can make the difference between having someone on-call or not having someone on-call throughout our region,” Neumeister said. “It’s a big deal.”