Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Primary care
- Secondary/tertiary care
SummaryThe People's Clinic (Clinica SiM), in Brazil, was created to provide people without private health insurance access to affordable primary and dental care. SiM stands for Serviço de Inclusão à Medicina, or "Inclusion Service to Medicine", and now has 18 offices serving over 5,000 patients a month.
Clinica SiM's goals are to provide Brazilians without private health insurance, the access to afodable health care without membership fees or subscriptions. Some other goals of the program are as follows:
Provide consultations for general health problems and specific health problems
Provide quality dental care
Ensure quality, affordable, and accessible care
Expand to all states in Brazil
Key program components
Clinica SiM has served over 150 million Brazilians, and wants to expand their services. Clinica SiM keeps thier costs to cosumers at a minimum by only charging for the exact services each patient needs. Clinica SiM generates revenue through out-of-pocket costs, and is a publicly-owned company. Although the franchise is expanding, costs are being kept low through streamiling administrative costs and using innovative technology to aid patients. Clinica SiM also keeps costs low because they do not offer health plans or insurance, meaning only the necessary medical and administrative staff are being paid.
Clinica SiM operates on a franchise model ,where franchisees can take part in running and profitting from the services paid for at the clinic.
Clinica SiM's goal is to expand to all states of Brazil and serve as many unisured people as possible.
Revenue Sources: OtherOut of pocket payments
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