Community Partners

Our community partners amplify our impact on the health of our patients and our community.

 

Our partners make the impossible happen, steer patients into our care, and offer our patients life-changing services and support.

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 to which our patients would otherwise not have access.

We can make a greater difference in the lives of our patients by working together than we could ever have achieved alone.

Valley Health is a strong supporter of the Clinic. It provides many laboratory and basic imaging to our patients free of charge. Many patients benefit through their Financial Assistance Program.

Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization provides our patients and providers with critical supplies that improve our patients’ lives.

Every Woman’s Life is in partnership with the VA Dept of Health that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women 18-64 years of age.

Faculty from the School of Health Professions provide great care to our patients while teaching the next generation of physician assistants, pharmacists, occupational therapists, music therapists, and physical therapists.

The Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics supports and advocates for its member clinics so that uninsured Virginians can get the care they need.

Sinclair Health Clinic is honored to be one of the 18 providers in the state partnering to provide  long acting, reversible birth control to uninsured women under 250% of the federal poverty level free of charge through the LARC initiative.

United Way recognizes that healthy communities are strong communities. Their support helps the clinic do even more to make care more accessible to people that are ALICE.

Virginia Health Care Foundation supports the Clinic in many ways, including support staff development so we stay on the cutting-edge of evidence-based care and help us connect our patients to affordable medications.

Rx Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps us and other charitable clinics secure commonly used generic medications our patients need.

Volunteer Medical Professionals

Volunteers medical professionals provide our patients a lifeline- literally. Volunteers are at the heart of our organization and our ability to serve our patients. Over 60 specialists in the Winchester area donate their time so that our patients can live a better life.

Partnerships

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.

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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