Oakley’s low-cost clinic doing booming business, yet finances are uncertain

LaClinica_oakleyNearly 18 months after opening, Oakley’s clinic for those with little or no health insurance is, by all appearances, thriving.

Those keeping an eye on the bottom line are more apt to describe its financial health as guarded, however.

“It’s a chronic condition,” said La ClĂ­nica de la Raza’s Chief Executive Officer Jane Garcia said with a rueful laugh as she described the struggle to keep her organization’s clinics in the black now that future funding from a major revenue source is in question.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider awarding a one-time grant of $300,000 on Tuesday, but even if it does, Garcia doesn’t know what will happen when that money runs out.

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