Free Medical Clinic Is A Non Profit Organization

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Description of the Setting Matthews Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to low income, uninsured patients of Matthews, NC and surrounding areas including Mecklenburg and Union county in North Carolina. The clinic primarily operates by volunteers providing acute and chronic primary care, education, and specialty services to established patients. The clinic has a staff of five and 24 medical provider volunteers. Some of their services include primary care, chronic disease care, gynecological, orthopedics, pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic, behavior health, lab work, flu shots, dental bus, acupuncture, diabetes education, and cardiology.
Description of the Patient Population The participants will be delimited to established patients at Matthews Free Medical Clinic (MFMC) residing in Mecklenburg or Union County in North Carolina. Patients at the clinic are uninsured and at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or below. Over 95% of the MFMC patients are exempt from having to buy health insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act because their income is too low to receive financial assistance. The patient racial/ ethnic composition consist of 19% African American/Black; 32% Hispanic/ Latino; 43% White/ Caucasian; and 6% identified as other racial/ ethnic make-ups. The patient gender composition is 74% female and 26% male.
Patient ages 18 and older diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will be…
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