Free Clinic receives $20K grant

The CVS Health Foundation— a private charitable organization created by CVS Health—is partnering with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics to award a $20,000 grant to the Free Clinic of Simi Valley.

The clinic provides health services for patients who are uninsured in Ventura County.

The grant will allow the organization to provide primary healthcare and chronic disease management services to patients, especially those who are trying to manage hypertension and diabetes.

The Simi Valley clinic is one of 49 free clinics across the country receiving funding as part of the CVS foundation’s ongoing effort to make healthcare affordable for more Americans.

Fred Bauermeister, executive director of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, said that the clinic will use the funds to “provide support to the ongoing work we do with our ambulatory care pharmacists, with the goal of reducing patients’ obesity levels, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels and control of hypertension.”