FoundCare, Inc. Expands Pediatric Services and County Locations
Palm Beach County FQHC Focuses on Access to Affordable Care for the Whole Family
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With increasing demand to help underserved populations gain access to quality healthcare, FoundCare, Inc. has opened a pediatric office in a new location and added an additional four new pediatricians to its staff roster.
Three experienced physicians have been added to the newly-opened FoundCare Pediatric North located in the Mollie Wilmot Palm Healthcare Pavilion at 5205 Greenwood Avenue in West Palm Beach. Drs. Jaime Lambrecht, Janis Jones and Lisa Ferreira will see patients at this new site Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility features seven exam rooms and the site is strategically located in an underserved neighborhood that will benefit from the services offered.
“We are growing to meet the needs of the community,” said Bonnet. “We just extended our reach to include our new site at FoundCare Pediatric North and expect to add an additional 3,000 patients a year in that new location. In addition to the three new pediatricians there, we added another pediatrician, Dr. Jean Monice, M.D., and an additional 10 new exam rooms to our central primary location on Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach to meet the growing needs of pediatric patients throughout the county.”
In 2018, FoundCare served more than 15,000 patients across its five Palm Beach County locations. Of those patients reporting their incomes, more than 80% are living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. More than half were either covered by Medicaid or had no health insurance at all. FoundCare uses a sliding-fee scale based on household size and income, and no one is turned away for inability to pay for services.
To meet its mission of fulfilling unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families, FoundCare offers pediatrics, adult medicine, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory work and X-rays, and an on-site pharmacy – all as a one-stop shop at its West Palm Beach location.
Dr. Jaime Dean Lambrecht, M.D., holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Miami and has worked in the area since the 1980s. Dr. Janis Adelaide Jones, M.D., completed her residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial hospital and has also worked in Palm Beach County since the 1980s. Dr. Jean Monice holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Miami and opened his private practice in West Palm Beach in 1997. Dr. Lisa Ferreira, D.O., FAAP, holds a degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has decades of experience taking care of children.
“I am so pleased to return to a community healthcare setting as this is been my passion throughout my career,” said Dr. Lisa Ferreira, D.O. “I never believed people should be denied healthcare due to an inability to pay, and FoundCare gives me the ability to provide care.”
FoundCare, Inc. accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size. FoundCare has been named a Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration in 2017 and 2018. For more information about FoundCare or to schedule an appointment at one of its locations, please call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) or visit www.foundcare.org.