Mission: Macon Volunteer Clinic provides primary medical care and dental care, as well as medication assistance, to working, uninsured adults who live in Bibb County, GA. All patients live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. All services are provided free of charge to our patients.
Results: Since opening our doors on February 18, 2003, the clinic has provided over 59,000 patient visits to working, uninsured adult Bibb County residents free of charge.
In 2015, we provided 6,277 patient visits and served 775 patients. The value of services provided to patients was in excess of $3.1 million. (Health Care Bluebook)
Target demographics: working, uninsured adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: 775 patients during 6,277 patient encounters.
Geographic areas served: Bibb County, GA
Programs: primary medical care; dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, restorative services, and extractions; non-narcotic prescription medication assistance; eye exams and prescription eye glasses; GYN services; dermatology services; laboratory analyses; diagnostic testing; x-rays; cancer screenings; breast health services; nutrition counseling; diabetic education and testing supplies (glucometers, lancets, and testing strips); marriage and family therapy; and outpatient surgery. All services are provided free of charge to clinic patients.
All MVC patients live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
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I've been associated with the non-profit world for almost 20 years since beginning my professional career in the mid 1990's. Healthcare, by far, has been the most impactful as far as giving back to my own local community and lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. What a great feeling to have, knowing you're a part of a team that is making a difference, a life-changing impact in many cases, to those who need, and deserve quality healthcare provided to them. To see the patient(s) improving with each visit is heart-warming, inspiring and so moving! Hearing patients tell the volunteer team that without the help and services provided by the clinic their outcome may have led them to painful suffering, incurable disease or even death...you can't help but feel privileged to serve others and proud to be a part of such a great team of physicians, nurses and office staff that is dedicated and determined to make a difference. Together we CAN move mountains and change lives for the better!
This is a great service to the community as well as to my dental hygiene students. It provides them a good way to give back to the community which is something we highly encourage our students to do while in school and after graduation. Students love the experience.