NEWPORT NEWS-Monday was the last day for the Peninsula Health District's chronic disease clinic.

Officials announced in March that the clinic had to close because of budget cuts.

The clinic had about 300 patients, all of whom were notified of the June 3 closing.

Once the closing date was firmed up, officials worked to get its clients to new medical providers.

Health officials say the Safety Net for Medical Services, which provides medical care for the uninsured, underinsured and indigent population. can handle taking on the clinic's patients, and the passage of the national Affordable Health Care Act may give patients additional access to medical care.

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