ST. JAMES, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James recently welcomed Angelica De Acosta, a new community health worker. De Acosta will help ensure community members have access to wellness resources and culturally appropriate, convenient health care. She will start seeing patients in January 2021.
"I am your advocate for health equity. I will work to ensure you have the chance to be as healthy as possible," says De Acosta. "Sometimes factors outside of your control can prevent you from achieving your best health, so I am here to help you bridge that gap between your identified medical need and the identified barrier to your health care need. I will also help you navigate the health care system and connect you with community resources. I will treat you with the respect you deserve, and I will not judge you."
De Acosta attended Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota. She received specialized training as a chaplain assistant in the Minnesota National Guard, and has been certified in the Community Health Worker and Interpreter Advantage programs.
De Acosta previously was a certified interpreter for various organizations, including Watonwan County Public Health.
For a referral, schedule an appointment with your primary health care provider. Call Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James at 507-375-3261 for more information.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Dyslin