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Free Clinic of the NRV receives $82,500 gift

The Free Clinic of the New River Valley has received a donation of $82,500 from Montgomery Regional Hospital – HCA Virginia Health System.
The donation will be used to help fund the Clinic’s Medical Program, which provides primary health care to low-income adults who do not have any public or private health insurance. Patients are seen through daytime appointments or through weekly, evening walk-in clinics with the help of both staff and community volunteers.
Montgomery Regional Hospital (MRH) is also a partner with the Free Clinic through its internal medicine residency program. Through a weekly “Continuity Clinic,” volunteer residents see patients during three half-day appointment blocks providing greater access to care for chronically ill patients.
“MRH has always been generous to the Free Clinic,” states Michelle Brauns, executive director of the FCNRV. “In this time of major national health care reform and the uncertainty of future resources that come along with it, we are so grateful for this local unwavering commitment which allows us to provide the uninsured in our community with more hope than ever before.”
“Montgomery Regional Hospital is proud to support such a key health care provider in the New River Valley,” says Scott Hill, the hospital’s CEO. “By helping to fund the vital programs that the Free Clinic of the New River Valley provides to its patients, we are working together to ensure that everyone in this community has access to the health care they need.”
The programs that the Free Clinic offers to uninsured adults in the New River Valley include primary medical and specialty health care services, dental care and pharmacy services.

For more information about the Free Clinic call 381-0820 or visit http://www.nrvfreeclinic.org.

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