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Ajo Community Health Center

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Causes: Community Health Systems, Health

Mission: The vision for desert senita community health center states: your center for healing and wellness. Its mission is quality, local, affordable healthcare for all. Desert senita community health center is the sole provider of primary health and dental services in the entire rural, frontier ajo primary care area, a geographically-isolated area roughly 2/3 the size of the state of connecticut and surrounded on all sides by federal lands, with a population of approximately 4,000 residents. Desert senita currently provides services to about 75% of local residents, and typically records over 15,000 patient visits a year. The desert senita organization has evolved from a hospital and outpatient facility which was run by a large mining company until it ceased local operations in 1986. Following the mine closure, the hospital closed and the outpatient treatment facility relocated to the mine's former single men's dormitory, in a more central area of the ajo community. The health center was then r

Programs: Desert senita community health center is the sole provider for primary health, dental services, and pharmacy in the entire rural and frontier area near ajo in arizona.

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