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Macon Volunteer Clinic Inc

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Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health

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.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christine179

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer RN and love me some MVC peeps and patients, who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's awesome to see all the medical professional donating their time for the less unfortunate who otherwise wouldn't be able to get the help they need! It's not patient just trying to get something for nothing ... They have been through unfortunate circumstances

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. The Clinic provides access to quality Medical Care to our patients who do not have health insurance at no charge.

1 amberplawson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Daily they change people's lives. The MVC provides excellent healthcare for the working people of our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It makes you remember why you do what you do. The patients that come to the volunteer clinic work hard to provide for their families yet are not able to afford the insurance or healthcare they need. Seeing the gratitude these individuals have for the care you provide them is priceless.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for several community clinics in the past but Macon Volunteer Clinic has been the best experience for me and the patients I served. Everyone was friendly and helpful, working as a team. The patients were given great service and education. More than I have seen in some private practice! Excellent job!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and everyone is very caring and sincere in their dedication to their job and especially those they are serving. Very lucky to part of it all.

1 Stephanie207

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a front-desk volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. Every day I field numerous calls from folks in search of affordable health care. Many do not meet the eligibility requirements of MVC, so the best I can do for them is suggest some alternatives with different requirements. It can be very discouraging to turn away so many people in need. Recently I was telling my husband how heavily this weighs on my mind, and he said, " But don't GOOD things happen at the clinic, too?" That question helped put things in perspective for me.

YES, good thing DO happen at MVC, every day. We have a great many doctors, nurses, and other professionals who give freely of their time to serve those in need. It is heart-warming and beautiful to see. The staff is a group of dedicated, hard-working people whose goal is to provide badly-needed services to a grossly under-served segment of the population. We all wish we could do more, reach more people, and raise awareness about our presence in the community, and those are the goals we reach for.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at Macon Volunteer clinic because I love what they do - provide health care for people who are working but simply can't afford health insurance. What I have found since I began volunteering there is that I also love the amazingly kind, committed, and hard-working people who work there. It is a privilege to be a part of something that does so much to serve the community, and a pleasure to work with such great people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to be a clinic coordinator for the medical school that volunteers at this clinic. I saw first-hand many times how dedicated the volunteers were to providing the best care to the patients during our Saturday clinics. I think this clinic meets such a need in the community and is full of people with big hearts! Very professional and caring volunteers

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone who is there WANTS to be there- it's a volunteer clinic.
You won't get such personalized healthcare, such one-on-one care FOR FREE anywhere else
What a great organization to help people stay healthy, happy, and productive members of society!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Macon Volunteer Clinic of Macon, Georgia is an excellent resource for employed but uninsured adults that are in need of quality healthcare. Having volunteered there for the previous eight months, I have been continually impressed with the level of care provided to patients of the clinic by the experienced medical providers that freely give their time to improve the health of our patients. The volunteers and staff of Macon Volunteer Clinic continually show dedication to the mission of improving access to quality healthcare for the medically under-served population of Macon, Georgia.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am current medical student, and I have had the privilege to volunteer with MVC as an administrative volunteer, medical assistant, lab assistant, and as a transport volunteer during the surgery clinic. I have seen hundreds of patients, who would otherwise have no access to regular, on-going care, have a place to call their medical home for healthcare, eye care, prescriptions, dentistry, counseling, nutrition education, and referrals. MVC truly loves and gives to the community!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here with marketing and know several of the staff including the volunteering doctors. This is a top-notch, caring essential component to our community! Excellent care to all those in need!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Macon Volunteer Clinic allowed me and my peers to volunteer in the dental clinic as students. I believe that we all enjoyed the experience. All of the patients seemed very satisfied with their care as a whole. The clinic was organized and well run and maintained.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here regularly and the people who volunteer are super! Everyone is here to help our patients, who all hold jobs and work hard, but do not make enough money to afford health insurance. Our patients are very grateful for the medical, dental, ophthalmic, and mental health services we provide to them at no cost. Volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, ophthalmologists, phlebotomists, medical students, college students, as well as support staff (office workers) all come together to help keep our local population healthy and productive. It's a great place to work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was truly an honor to volunteer at this clinic. It was my first time ever volunteering but it was a rewarding first time. Everyone was so helpful and passionate about helping and volunteering. It made it easy to get into the flow of things. It's good to know that there are people out in the world that still care about other people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year to volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and, as we help patients get their papers in order to become eligible for care, I am aware more and more how important the Clinic is to so many people who are working (some more than one job) but not able to pay for health insurance. The clinic is filling a great need in Macon and the volunteers and full-time staff are caring and concerned. The patients are grateful and fortunate to have such wonderful care.

I love working with the volunteers and staff and really appreciate their efforts. The doctors and nurses go above and beyond what is expected to serve their patients.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Is started volunteering at MVC in 2011 after hearing Dr. Hendley speak. I work as RN and I the lab. I participated in the gold tournament . I volunteer 4-6 hrs/week in the medical clinic

1 LNDH

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This clinic fills a great need for people unable to afford health care, but who make too much for Medicade.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the clinic since it opened and have seen the patient's overall health improve.
It is wonderful to volunteer at a place where everyone wants to be there and enjoys what they do. It has been a very rewarding experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Medical assistant volunteer and love working at Macon Volunteer Clinic! The staff is so friendly and truly cares about the patients. Local Underprivileged people in Macon who have a job are able use these servicesatno cost!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful and caring staff that are passionate and work hard to deliver the best quality care to their patients!