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Free Screening Of "The Providers" This Thursday

The Providers

The People’s Health Clinic and Park City Film Series are offering a free screening of the film “The Providers” Thursday evening.

“The Providers” will be presented at the Jim Santy Auditorium Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. Development Director Aimee Armer and Executive Director Beth Armstrong of the People’s Health Clinic introduce the four-person panel which will follow the film.

“We have Dr. John Hanrahan,” Armer said. “Wing Province, who is a doctor and emergency doc at Intermountain. He also grew up in a rural area and saw patients with his father. We also have, who do we have Beth?”

“We have Rachelle Flinn,” Armstrong answered. “We also have Kreg Van Stralen one of our business owners in town that actually found himself in between insurance and came and utilized the clinic. So, he's going to talk about that experience.”

The films co-director Anna Moot-Levin explains what the film is about.

“The film follows three rural health care practitioners who are at a small-town clinic in northern New Mexico. We filmed with the health care providers and their patients over the course of two-and-a-half years. It really follows their journeys to provide access to health care in a rural underserved community that's facing challenges with a shortage of doctors as well as the opioid epidemic.”

Armstrong says that El Centro, New Mexico and Park City have more in common than one might think.

“We’re very lucky that we have so many volunteer providers here. The only difference between us and El Centro, we actually cover about the same square miles as far as population, they are federally qualified health centers. So they actually do billing, whereas Peoples Health Clinic, we don't bill any patients it's free to anyone who comes in. We also utilize a larger number of volunteer providers. We also tend to not have—we have mental health issues and we provide mental health counseling. We don't do as much on the opioid addiction, as we send most of those over to either Intermountain or to University of Utah.”

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