Free Clinic of New River Valley receives $17,566 contribution from VAFC
The Free Clinic of the New River Valley was selected to receive $17,566 from the Virginia Association of Free Clinics to be used to help fund behavioral health services for the uninsured in the community. The Free Clinic was one of four organizations chosen out of 23 applicants for this award, and one of two chosen for behavioral health services funding.
“We are so grateful for this generous contribution to our new behavioral health care model,” states Michelle Brauns, executive director of the FCNRV. “This donation will be a tremendous help in supporting our efforts to integrate behavioral health care into our medical home setting.”
The funds will support the clinic’s move toward an Integrated Care Model of behavioral health services using a Collaborative Care approach. With this approach, behavioral health conditions are screened and tracked in medical settings using a multidisciplinary team of providers. The goal of the approach is to provide seamless holistic care to all patients, making it easier for behavioral health patients to access related medical care, specialty care, prescriptions, testing and diagnostics.
The Free Clinic of the New River Valley serves adults at clinic locations in Christiansburg, Pearisburg and Radford and provides primary medical and specialty health care, dental care, behavioral health care and pharmacy services to people in the New River Valley who are low-income, uninsured and who otherwise cannot afford access to healthcare.
For more information, call 381-0820, or visit http://www.nrvfreeclinic.org.
– Submitted by Madison Stephens, Free Clinic of the New River Valley
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