Earlier consolidation of health care services could indicate challenges of closing India Street clinic

Mark Swann, executive director of Preble Street, a nonprofit that runs a soup kitchen and resource center, said a lack of services and limited hours at Portland Community Health are causing more people to go to local hospitals or the India Street clinic, or go untreated.

“There’s some really strong staff at PCHC we work with everyday, but they don’t have the capacity to support fully what the city offered before,” Swann said. “That’s not to say PCHC won’t get there, but at this point it’s a much lesser clinic than it was when the city ran it.”

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