Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Health

Location: 215 10TH St Lewiston ID 83501 USA

Target demographics: low-income uninsured and under-insured medically needy
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1742
Geographic areas served: NC Idaho & SE Washington
Programs: medical, dental, and mental health care with free medications, basic labs & x-rays with volunteer provider staff.
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Snake River Community Clinic (SRCC) will be starting its 10th year October 2009. It has filled the gap of health care for uninsured, medically needy with one paid staff member (their director) and an entirely VOLUNTEER health care provider staff, nursing staff, pharmacy staff, phlebotomy staff, and clerical staff. Over 400 medical, nursing, phlebotomy, pharmacy, and public health students from area colleges and universities have gained valuable experience at SRCC. It serves an area nearly 16,000 square miles in size, including all homeless, victims of domestic violence, and uninsured mental health patients. A free medical visit, $20 single tooth extraction, free labs & x-rays, dedicated volunteers, and enthusiastic community support make SRCC a free clinic for the uninsured of which we are very proud! It is a member of the Free Clinics of the Western Region, National Association of Free Clinics, the Nez Perce County Mental Health Court team, and works on the Advisory Board for the local Salvation Army. Collaboration and quality care are SRCC's secrets to providing years of care for thousands of uninsured. It receives no government funding!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do the same thing being done now.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the sincere empathy and quality of care all of its patients receive.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, qualified, sincere, and proud to be working there.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide quality health care for every uninsured person in the U.S.!

Ways to make it better...

I knew SRCC would never have to worry about funding to stay open.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

having enough time to care for all of the uninsured in the region and probably funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the federal government should look at SRCC's model and use it to 'reform' health care as SRCC has already done!

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