The Medical Legal Partnership
Laurel has partnered with Citizen’s Health Clinic in New Kensington to form a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP). As part of the MLP one attorney and one paralegal will offer weekly legal clinics on site at Citizen’s. These clinics afford patients an opportunity to obtain information about programs and services offering safe housing, meals, transportation and employment and retain counsel to address their legal issues. Our goal is to address the socioeconomic factors that are a barrier to good health and wellness.
We believe that by reaching out to patients at this early stage, while they’re still in the clinic receiving care, we can help reduce the hospitals readmission rates.
In addition to assisting patients directly, Laurel provides on-site training to the clinic staff to help recognize potential issues in patients.