Community Health Center provides medical services in Spanish

Published: Feb. 18, 2023 at 6:32 PM EST
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(WDBJ) - A non-profit in the NRV is hoping to reach the Spanish-speaking community about mental health.

The Community Health Center of the New River Valley says the Latino community faces many barriers when trying to access health services.

Studies show less than six percent of US psychologists are able to provide services in Spanish.

Other barriers include finances, being undocumented, and the mental health stigma in the community.

“It’s the idea of mental health not being very important. Even I would say even physical health not being important. That’s not typical in the culture. You’re more community-oriented than you are self-oriented,” said Rosana Lopez Haugh.

The Community Health Center of the New River Valley provides medical, dental and behavioral health assistance in English and Spanish.

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