County Resists Clinic Going Private
Sarasota County will get an another year to transition its public health clinics to a private company, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.
Over the past decade, the Department of Health has been shifting its government-run primary care clinics to private operators. Sarasota County has resisted attempts to shift care of about 30,000 residents at three different clinics, according to the Herald-Tribune.
The state wants local public health departments to focus on community health issues like obesity prevention, smoking cessation and immunizations, the Herald-Tribune reports.
Sarasota County is one of nine counties left in the state that run primary-care clinics, the Herald-Tribune reports.