September 19, 2019

Free Clinic of Meridian receives grant for laboratory

Patients of the Free Clinic of Meridian will soon be able to get laboratory test results on site because of a grant the clinic received, leaders of the clinic said Thursday. The clinic is one of six nationwide to receive the funds for a diagnostic laboratory, according to a news release. The new equipment will […]

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September 18, 2019

Community Clinics Receive Grant for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2019 Grantees for Multi-Year Diagnostic Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes Alexandria, VA, Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of a continued effort to support and improve evidence-based care in community clinics, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology […]

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September 10, 2019

Number of uninsured Americans rises for the first time since Obamacare

The number of Americans lacking health insurance ticked up slightly last year, marking the first annual increase in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The uninsured rate rose from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent last year, amounting to nearly 2 million more uninsured people, as experts […]

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September 7, 2019

Free Community Health Fair for Uninsured Adults

Free Community Health Fair for Uninsured Adults from NCTV17 Naperville News 17 on Vimeo. Community Health Fair The Islamic Center of Naperville and Community United Methodist Church came together for the third year to host their free community health fair. “We belong to one community which is humanity, regardless of our race and religion. Our ailments are the […]

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July 18, 2019

CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation Building Healthier Communities across the Country with Nearly $3 Million in New Grants to Free Clinics

New funding from CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation to approximately 130 clinics will increase access to care as part of longstanding partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and its Foundation […]

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June 24, 2019

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic sees success through free psychiatric treatment

A tall, gray-haired, sorta-retired country doc with a pony tail. That’s how Dr. Otis L. Baughman, the former dean and director of medical education at Spartanburg Medical Center, describes himself. “That’s about as (nonthreatening) as you can get,” he said. His approachable nature is just part of what allowed St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic’s relatively […]

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June 3, 2019

Churches Wipe Out Millions In Medical Debt For Others

The leaders of Pathway Church on the outskirts of Wichita, Kan., had no clue that the $22,000 they already had on hand for Easter would have such impact. The nondenominational suburban congregation of about 3,800 had set out only to help people nearby pay off some medical debt, recalled Larry Wren, Pathway’s executive pastor. After […]

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