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Community Partners

One of the greatest benefits of being a Sinclair Health Clinic patient is access to medications, laboratory and diagnostic services, and specialty medical treatment – essential components of healthcare that our patients would otherwise have no access to.

The following collaborative partnerships help us to provide our patients with access to quality medical care:

Laboratory Services

Valley Health, Piedmont Medical Laboratory, local pathologists provide lab testing and evaluation

Diagnostic & Medical Imaging Services

Valley Health, Winchester Medical Center, local diagnostic and medical imaging providers, physicians

Volunteer Medical Professionals

Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs volunteer at the clinic

Volunteer Specialty Medical Referrals

Over 60 local medical practices volunteer their time and services at their offices

Diabetes Management Program at Valley Health

Spaces are reserved to collaboratively treat Free Medical Clinic diabetes patients

Every Woman’s Life Program & WiseWoman Program (VDH, CDC)

Patients received breast and cervical cancer screenings, and health education

Virginia Department of Health

Local Health Department

Shenandoah University

School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Community Organizations

United Way, Our Health, Social Services, local churches, WATTS program, Salvation Army, The Laurel Center, Rescue Mission, and more

Afilliations

The Sinclair Health Clinic is recognized by local and state partnerships. Our history and commitment to our community builds bridges with organizations who believe in offering the gift of health to those in need.

We are grateful for these Partners in Access to Care:

Valley Health
The value of our partnership with Valley Health, the region’s largest healthcare system, is immeasurable. Together, as nonprofit entities with common values, we are facing the twenty-first century economic and social challenges of healthcare. The Free Medical Clinic serves as an information source, keeping Valley Health connected to the pulse of the communities it serves.

 

We treat patients who otherwise would visit the emergency room of Valley Health’s Winchester Medical Center. In turn, we reach out to Valley Health for educational programs, financial support and as a public forum. They help open doors, provide support staffing and give us access to a wealth of medical expertise and information.

Visit www.valleyhealthlink.com

Our Health
The Free Medical Clinic is located on the Kendall Community Campus of Our Health. We were part of the initial building phase which offers conveniently located office space to a number of nonprofit health and human service agencies in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

In addition to campus space, Our Health encourages nonprofits to collaborate on the needs of our community. Offering grant opportunities and volunteer support, Our Health connects several organizations; a patient of Free Medical Clinic has access to many other services.

Visit www.ourhealthva.org

Shenandoah University
Shenandoah University is a private, nationally recognized liberal arts university that offers over 80 programs of study in six schools. Shenandoah University is committed to community engagement and public service.

The Free Medical Clinic benefits from a close partnership with Shenandoah University’s health professions programs, including its Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, and Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. Shenandoah University students gain hands-on experience through volunteering at the Clinic, meet their clinical or service learning requirements, and learn research skills by conducting patient outcomes studies.

Visit www.su.edu

Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
The Free Medical Clinic became is an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC). For the accreditation process, a VAFCC team conducted a rigorous review of financial, management, governance, human resource and volunteer policies and procedures; interviewed staff, Board and volunteers; and inspected the Free Medical Clinic facility, in an effort to ensure quality and accountability in free clinics across the state.

The mission of the VAFCC is to support, strengthen, and advocate for our member clinics as they deliver quality health care to Virginia’s low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents.

The vision of VAFCC is a Virginia where the health care needs of the low-income, uninsured and underinsured are met by free clinics as a vital part of Virginia’s health care safety network.

Visit www.vafreeclinics.org to learn more.

Virginia Health Care Foundation
A public/private partnership, VHCF helps uninsured Virginians and those who live in underserved communities receive medical, dental and mental health care. VHCF support helps free clinics, community health centers and others to expand both the types of care offered and the number of patients cared for each year.

In addition to grants, VHCF programs help make prescription medications available to those who can’t afford them. And VHCF outreach helps uninsured children receive medical and dental coverage.

Visit www.vhcf.org

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