Two of every five residents either lack health insurance or are enrolled in Medicaid, Litwin said, and the city Health Center on Cottman Avenue has a wait time of about three months.
“Equitable access to health care is an important issue,” here, he said, and so the plan is recommending several new city health centers be added, starting with one at the Frankford Transportation Center.
One reason for choosing this location is its accessibility, Litwin said. Frankford Transportation Center is not only the second-busiest El station, but it is also accessed by 16 bus routes and a trolley line. It can be accessed by more than 700,000 residents with a single-seat transit trip, Litwin said