Students say they never imagined they’d go through medical school during a global pandemic. But they’re taking it in stride and volunteering for five clinics a week.
A news release Thursday afternoon from the Fauquier Free Clinic, which also serves Rappahannock County, sees light at the end of a long tunnel: “After this horrible year, it feels so good to see that we’re moving forward and taking steps to help end this and protect our patients.” With a small but growing part of […]
Centre Volunteers in Medicine’s bootstrapped effort to vaccinate thousands of Centre County residents against the coronavirus is spearheaded by a woman who has poured in at least 50 hours per week for months. Clinical Services Director Kristi Mattzela is the nonprofit’s COVID-19 vaccine coordinator, a wide-ranging job that includes everything from placing orders to scheduling […]
Premed students can gain clinical knowledge and leadership skills while helping underserved patients at free clinics. Free medical clinics are health care clinics in the community that provide care to underserved patients at no cost to them. Some free medical clinics focus on specific patient populations like homeless individuals. Others are connected to community-based organizations […]
Mobile health care workers in rural Virginia are questioning the lack of coronavirus vaccines provided to poor and health-vulnerable communities. David Begnaud reports on one nurse practitioner’s stress-inducing wait for the vaccines.
Impressed with efforts at Open Door Mission, head of U.S. homeless council opts to get his vaccination there. OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – On Wednesday, the Open Door Mission became one of the very first homeless shelters in the country to vaccinate residents and staff against COVID-19. Three days before his birthday — and in between his cancer […]
BLOOMINGTON – Home Sweet Home Ministries had no consistent way of transporting people from their shelter to various locations in the area. The Bloomington nonprofit serving the homeless and hungry received its first vehicle Wednesday from State Farm Insurance, along with four other local nonprofit organizations. “The donation of this van allows us to transport our […]
The way Isi Ikharebha Green landed in her role as president of Physicians CareConnection (PCC) was a bit unconventional, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Green was a chemist, and she may have stayed on that path if it weren’t for a friend at the Columbus Medical Association, who encouraged her to apply […]
With a bag of prescribed antidepressants and blood pressure medication at his feet, Terrell Smith waits patiently in a small room at the St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic in downtown Spartanburg. A doctor greets him a short time later. She’s bubbly and upbeat. You wouldn’t know Dr. Fran Kunda just finished a 12-hour shift at the family medicine […]
CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s only statewide nonprofit pharmacy program for the low-income and uninsured, NC MedAssist, is actively seeking new patients thanks to funding from the North Carolina CARES Act, which provides assistance to state, local and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The money can help up to 7,500 new patients across […]