Free Clinic of Simi Valley Awarded $25,000 Grant by the
CVS Health Foundation in Partnership with the
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The grant will help the Free Clinic of Simi Valley support the Clinic's "Ask a Nurse" program that allows access and coordination of care through a telephone triage nurse who provides consultations, education and emotional support.
“We join the CVS Health Foundation in working to reduce overall health care costs and improve patient care outcomes and we are so proud to partner with them to provide medical care, counseling, dental and legal assistance to individuals and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Fred Bauermeister, Executive Director. “We are honored to receive this grant that will help us increase access to affordable health care in the Simi Valley community.”
The free clinic grants are part of the CVS Health Foundation’s multi-year, $5 million commitment to supporting community health and expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with NAFC, the School-Based Health Alliance, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
“Our partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics allows us to provide the funding needed to ensure thousands of people in local communities have access to the health services they need,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Health Foundation. “We are honored to support the Free Clinic of Simi Valley and recognize the work they do to improve patient outcomes in the Simi Valley community.”
About the Free Clinic of Simi Valley The Free Clinic of Simi Valley has provided continuous service since its establishment in 1971 as a non-profit, volunteer-based charitable community service organization. The mission of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is to provide medical care, counseling, dental, and legal assistance to individuals and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. This includes those of all ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds, who are unable to use traditional sources within the community. The Free Clinic of Simi Valley is a GuideStar Gold Exchange participant, a status awarded for exemplary nonprofit transparency, and is also a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit according to GreatNonprofits.org, based on multiple 5-Star User Reviews. For more information, visit: www.FreeClinicSV.com and follow the Free Clinic on Facebook www.Facebook.com/FreeClinicSV and on Twitter www.Twitter.com/FreeClinicSimi
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