Juniper Health’s mission is to enhance the health and quality of life for individuals and families living within the communities that it serves, with an emphasis on the medically unserved, disenfranchised and underserved; and to work in collaboration with a network of local agencies, organizations and healthcare providers.
Funded in December 2004 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)as a Section 330(e) New Access Point/New Start Consolidated Health Center Project, Juniper Health is a private, not-for-profit Community Corporation that provides primary medical and dental care and a variety of other health services to the residents of Lee, Breathitt, Wolfe, Morgan and Elliott counties in the Appalachian region of southeastern Kentucky. Licensed as a Primary Care Center by the state of Kentucky, Juniper Health also has the distinction of serving as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is partially supported by HRSA grant funds.
The organization was created to assure the availability of primary and preventive medical care, dental care, behavioral health services, health education and social outreach in an open access model. Its vision is to be the area’s source for affordable medical care, to be recognized as a leader in the delivery of high quality community health services, to provide individuals and families with the education and support to achieve healthy living and to minimize health disparities. The final aspect of Juniper Health’s vision is to become the provider of choice for primary health care in the Service Area.