The 56-year-old farm employee from Marshall works about 40 hours a week but doesn’t get insurance through his job. James Thornley and about 6,200 fellow Fauquier residents — or 9 percent of county population — go without health insurance coverage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Mr. Thornley wonders what would happen to him without the Fauquier Free Clinic.
Ally Messier was just four years old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now, 21 years later, she is the new nutritionist at Oasis Free Clinics, focused on counseling patients with diabetes, one part of the clinic’s ongoing efforts to fight the disease among its patients. In January, Oasis was awarded a $20,000 […]
LAKEWOOD, Ohio — North Coast Health — which provides healthcare to the low-income uninsured and under-insured, as well as to people covered by Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance programs — was recently awarded $20,000 from the CVS Health Foundation and National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). “This is very significant,” North Coast Health […]
“Everyone has a right to quality health care.” The words of Centre Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director Cheryl White sum up the attitude of what CVIM is and what the volunteers do.
Neighborhood Health Clinic won’t be without power this hurricane season. They’ve come a long way from what they experienced with Hurricane Irma in September. The nonprofit clinic at 121 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples was awarded an $83,000 grant from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to purchase a generator. The grant was awarded […]
Seven-year-old Jake, who has asthma, once made frequent trips to local emergency rooms for treatment. Karen, 14, developed swollen lymph glands and a severe infection under both arms after using the same disposable razor with other family members to save money. What these children now have in common is a place to go for their […]
The Community Health Care Clinic’s new program that connects patients with primary care physicians instead of using hospital emergency rooms for treatment is on pace to save Advocate BroMenn and OSF Healthcare a combined $1 million in its first year. The clinic offers those patients ongoing care, free prescriptions, appointment reminders and volunteers coordinate transportation when […]
The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured at The University of Scranton was among only 49 recipients in the nation, and one of just three in Pennsylvania, to be awarded a grant from the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health, in support of the National Association of […]
Grace Medical Home is one of two free clinics in the nation selected for a yearlong study that aims to improve the health of uninsured patients with pre-diabetes. The program gives them education and boxes of healthy food; the results have been promising so far. “I wasn’t losing weight because I was eating only one […]
The Geneseo Parish Outreach Center, a clinic providing free or low-cost medical services to patients in and around Livingston County, is implementing a project focused on providing patients with comprehensive diabetic preventative care. The Outreach Center has received a $10,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health, and […]