The Highmark Foundation awards Berk Free Medical Clinic $60,000

The Highmark Foundation awarded a $60,000 grant to Berks Free Medical Clinic to support its recently opened satellite clinic in the city of Reading. The funding will support plans to double the number of uninsured individuals receiving services by maintaining a second clinic location inside Mary’s Shelter, 615 Kenhorst Boulevard. The site was selected for its proximity to the majority of medically underserved adults in Berks County.

Opened in August of this year, the Reading clinic is expected to ramp-up to accommodate an additional 100 patients monthly for primary care, women’s care, and chronic disease management.

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The Highmark Foundation, a private charitable organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, provides funding to healthcare organizations that improve outcomes for residents and communities served by Highmark, Inc., and its affiliates.

The Foundation’s grant recognizes the challenges faced every day by the Clinic as a safety net provider for adults without health insurance., especially those in the city without transportation to the Clinic’s other location in Robesonia.

Under the direction of an all-volunteer board, more than 100 community volunteers and three parttime staff members have provided healthcare services through more than 10,000 encounters since the Clinic opened its doors in 2002.

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For further information about Berks Free Medical Clinic, visit our web site at https://berkfmd.com or call Greg Colahan, Executive Director at 610-693-6207 or execdir@wbfmc.net.

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