Free health clinic wins Virginia Health Care Foundation Prize

Free health clinic wins Virginia

Health Care Foundation Prize

KILMARNOCK—Half a million prescriptions filled, over 150,000 patient visits and $92 million worth of healthcare provided. These are only a few of the Northern Neck Middlesex County Free Clinic’s recent milestones.

Two decades after awarding the clinic its first grant, the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has recognized the clinic for its progress over the years. Founded in 1993 as a small, one-night-a-week operation, the clinic has used funding from VHCF and the community to transform into a large, full-time clinic providing essential medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services to uninsured and underserved residents in Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties.

The clinic’s extraordinary expansion and considerable impact have won a $10,000 second-place prize in the VHCF’s recent Prizes for Progress contest.

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