by | Dec 12, 2016

Newly released inmates face many pressures that can lead them to return to jail or prison, but a new program in Southern Nevada aims to remove access to health care from that list.

The program works like this:

Inmates preparing for freedom and newly released offenders participating in the Hope for Prisoners program can meet with a FirstMed representative at the nonprofit’s offices.

That person can then help them connect with FirstMed services – including setting up doctor appointments and filling prescriptions — and sign them up for Medicaid coverage and more.

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