Mission: The organization works to provide free primary medical care to working, lower-income, uninsured citizens in Houston County, GA
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200 patients
Programs: Primary Care - Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic provides ongoing primary medical care for the residents of Houston County, Georgia who meet the eligibility criteria: residence in Houston County, age 18-64 years old, participant or spouse employed at least part-time, and household income of 200% of the FPL or less. Patients are seen on an appointment only basis by community physicians, nurses, and support staff who volunteer their time in service of those in need, in our local community. Services include management of chronic illnesses (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, GERD, obesity), recommended health screenings (i. e. Mammograms, Prostate Screenings, Diabetes Lab Testing, Patient Education Programs including nationally recognized diabetes and hypertension management classes as well as healthy living for life programs for weight control and exercise). In-kind donations of $247,455 in professional services and medical supplies and $45,000 in donated facilities were received by the Clinic from Houston Healthcare and used directly for the program service.
As a volunteer for the Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic, I discovered a wonderful resource for my community that I never knew existed. The doctors and nurses give of their time to see patients in the clinic. The atmosphere is warm and compassionate, and as a volunteer I know everyone I am working with is giving 100% for the people we serve.