Jon Hinck

The India Street Clinic has a well-earned reputation for providing high caliber health care services — with care and respect–to people in great need. The needle exchange, STD & HIV testing and counseling, a lab to complete confirmatory testing, are all critical parts of public health care in Portland and the rest of Southern Maine. If we contemplate giving up a clinic of this importance there would need to be guarantees of a seamless transition that continues to offer low barrier care, picking up the established relationships without risk of leaving behind patients in need. I do not see that now and therefore cannot support closing India Street.