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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $10,000 Grant from Dwight and Anna Schwab Charitable Foundation - 01/16/18

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 16, 2018-­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $15,000 grant from the Dwight and Anna Schwab Charitable Foundation. The grant will help fund the children's oral health program. The program served low-income, uninsured children through more than 220 visits in 2017.

The clinic provides oral health services at its location at the Jim Parsley Center and at Clark County schools and community-sponsored events. Dental volunteers fill cavities and screen, seal and varnish children's teeth. Without the support of the Free Clinic, many of these patients would not seek care until numerous cavities appeared or other illnesses related to oral health sent children to the emergency room.

"We're grateful for this support from the Schwab Charitable Foundation," says Free Clinic Executive Director Barbe West. "Many of the children we treat have tooth pain severe enough to keep them out of school. We relieve their pain, give tips on preventive care and help them get back to the classroom."

The Free Clinic collaborates with elementary schools in Clark County, the Clark College dental hygiene program and the Clark County Dental Society.

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $20,000 Grant from Zidell Charitable Foundation - 01/10/18

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018-­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $20,000 grant from the Jay and Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation. The donation will help fund urgent medical care services for low-income, uninsured people in Clark County.

"This generous gift helps ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community receive the care they need," said Barbe West, executive director of the Free Clinic. "The clinic's urgent medical services keep people healthy before they develop more serious illnesses and need expensive emergency room care. We're so grateful to the Zidell Charitable Foundation for their support."

About the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $4,000 Grant from Columbia Credit Union - 12/27/17

VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 27, 2017 -­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $4,000 grant from Columbia Credit Union to help fund x-ray services. In the most recent fiscal year, the Free Clinic completed 377 x-rays for low-income, uninsured patients.

Getting an x-ray and receiving needed care often means that patients can stay at or return to work. They can preserve their livelihoods and remain healthy, productive participants in the community.The x-rays are read by community radiologists, who partner with the Free Clinic in providing patient care.

"X-ray images help providers diagnose conditions ranging from arthritis to lung cancer and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment.," says Free Clinic Executive Director Barbe West. "We appreciate Columbia Credit Union's help in bringing this key service to Free Clinic patients."

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.