March 18, 2020

Free clinic’s drive-up service among local virus controls

On a normal day the Highlands Health free clinic may have 20 people crammed into the waiting room at 340 Main St. in Johnstown. With the risk of spreading coronavirus through close contact with others, clinic leaders realized change was needed. “We knew we had to do something,” Executive Director Rosalie Danchanko said. “We came […]

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February 28, 2020

Free & Charitable Clinics Awarded $125,000 to Advance Diabetes Care Among Vulnerable Populations

Direct Relief, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) today announced $125,000 in funding for five clinics through the Continuity in Care Grant Program, a three-year initiative, now in its final year, to help NAFC member organizations sustain and expand diabetes care in medically underserved areas. Free and Charitable […]

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November 21, 2019

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Recognizes CVS Health’s Eileen Howard Boone as the NAFC 2019 Safety Net Health Care Champion Awardee

Alexandria, VA, Nov. 21, 2019 — The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is proud to announce that Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for CVS Health and President of the CVS Health Foundation, has been presented with the NAFC 2019 Safety Net Health Care Champion Award. […]

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November 18, 2019

New WV Health Right program offers ongoing support for mothers with addiction

At West Virginia Health Right, new mothers with substance abuse problems have a new way to get themselves and their babies healthy. The HOPE program tries to connect mothers and babies directly with the health care and support they need in everything from dental care to addiction treatment and therapy, said Angie Settle, CEO of […]

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November 15, 2019

Depression hits home hard, but resources remain few

The 18th century English writer Samuel Johnson called it the “black dog.” Abraham Lincoln called it “the hypos.” But whatever you call it, clinical depression is a burden, especially if help is hard to come by. That’s the situation in Orange County, where therapists in private practice are few in number and their hourly rates […]

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November 12, 2019

Free health clinic in Walworth Co. nears seven year anniversary

ELKHORN — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a staggering 27.5 million people across the United States have no health insurance. For those Americans, one serious illness or catastrophic accident could mean devastating debt. Free clinics for the uninsured are available around Wisconsin. One of them in Elkhorn serves people who are uninsured, live or […]

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November 8, 2019

‘If we’re not here, the people die’: In the forgotten region of Appalachia, health care comes from a wagon – Nurses fill a medical care gap in rural areas

COEBURN, Va. — When nurses Teresa Tyson and Paula Hill pull their RV into the small towns of Appalachia, they bring a warmth that’s part of the charm of these mountains. They also bring help that’s become scarce in this part of the country. “It’s kind of like we’re the forgotten people,” Hill says. “Not […]

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October 31, 2019

Uninsured In The Sunshine State

ALMOST A DECADE AFTER THE AFFORDable Care Act was passed and six years after it began, with its central promise to afford every American good health insurance, about 2.7 million or 13 percent of Floridians have none. That’s the highest rate in 47 out of 50 states, says the U.S. Census Bureau in a report […]

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