Continuing on with the celebration of National Health Center Week, here is more information regarding the Keystone Health Agricultural Worker Program that Family First Health offers. National Health Center Week runs from August 7th through the 13th with each day being a different focus day. The different focus days can be found here.
What is the Agricultural Worker Program?
Since 2011, Family First Health has partnered with Keystone Health to provide health screenings and primary care for the Agricultural Worker Program. Under this program, Family First Health has become a contracted site. Services provided under this program include flu and tetanus vaccines, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, HIV testing, behavioral health, substance use, and more. Family First Health also has bilingual staff that can address their medical needs in their language of preference.
Who is eligible?
The Agricultural Worker Program is open to migrant or seasonal farmworkers, and dependent family members. Farmworkers are those who engage in farming of the land in one or all its phases, including cultivation, tillage, growing, harvesting, preparation, and on-site processing for market or storage. This does NOT include landscaping or raising animals for sport. This farmworker must have principal employment currently (or was within the past 24 months) in farming or agriculture in Pennsylvania.
How can farmworkers participate in this program?
To register for the Keystone Agricultural Worker Program, migrant and seasonal agricultural workers can call 717-334-0001. Workers will need to show proof of agricultural employment to register. Initial registration and screening is free of charge. The farmworker, once registered, will be issued a card from Keystone Health that can be used at Keystone sites or contracted sites. Each family members will also receive a card. Although this is not an insurance card, this card will allow farmworkers to receive services for a small co-pay of $15 or less.
For more information, visit keystoneagworkerprogram.org.