Clínica Médicos is a mission-style medical clinic, founded by Dr. Kelly Arnold to bring quality affordable healthcare to uninsured Latinos in our community.
“When I look at the patients here,” says Dr. Arnold, “it’s not just about looking at them as Latino, or underserved. These are Chattanoogans. These children that I see as patients are going to one day work with my children. This is the future of Chattanooga.”
At a key moment in its founding, the Clinic was supported by the Fund for Chattanooga to purchase critical diagnostic, disease management and life saving equipment.
The Clinic has more than 10,000 office visits annually, 90% of which were with patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Where average ER visits for acute, chronic, and urgent medical management range from $1,300 to $7,000, the same services at Clinica Medicos cost patients, on average, $70 to $200.