Portland’s plan to shut India Street health clinic alarms patients, advocates

Koral Mitchell has relied on a city-run clinic on India Street for a variety of health care needs for nearly a decade …

So Mitchell is worried about what will happen if the City Council approves City Manager Jon Jennings’ proposal to close the India Street Public Health Center as part of next year’s budget and transition services to a nonprofit clinic on Park Avenue.

“It’s devastating. If it closes, that will be the death of me,” said Mitchell, who fears it will be harder to remain clean and sober. “I’ll go downhill …”

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