Access to healthcare is not merely a transportation issue; it is also a financial issue for employed and unemployed community members alike. In fact, 60 percent of patients who utilize the services offered by our CHI partner, Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, are employed and uninsured.
Matthew 25 is a free clinic that offers medical, dental and vision care services for low-income residents that do not have insurance and relies on Parkview, local hospitals, its many other community partners and collaboration with other local clinics to serve over 115 patients daily. With participation by healthcare providers trained in 18 different medical specialties, uninsured patients are able to utilize health services they would otherwise not have access to.
“The providers that work and volunteer at Matthew 25 are able to provide a high quality of care because our patients have access to these vital diagnostic tests that are necessary to their overall care,” said Nancy Schenkel, CEO of Mathew 25, Inc. “We are proud to be one of Parkview’s Community Health Improvement partners in caring for those individuals who lack health insurance.”
As a testament to the generosity of our community, all parties involved with the clinic contribute to the continuation of the free service offerings. Parkview Community Health Improvement specifically supports Matthew 25 by providing laboratory tests, x-rays, and referred emergency room visits, as well as other in-kind services in addition to operating dollars to support the clinic’s ongoing mission. In addition to community support, patients also contribute to Matthew 25’s services through a donation patient policy.
For more information about the partnership with Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, visit their website.