Immunization program at Free Clinic of Southwest Washington gets $2,083 boost

Free Clinic offers health services to those who would otherwise not be able to afford care

VANCOUVER — The immunization program utilized by children and adults at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $2,083 boost.

That sum was awarded by Group Health Foundation specifically to support the immunization program, which in 2017 served more than 870 uninsured children and adults in southwest Washington.

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides basic health care as well as dental, vision, and other specialty care to uninsured and underinsured residents of southwest Washington. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun.
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides basic health care as well as dental, vision, and other specialty care to uninsured and underinsured residents of southwest Washington. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun.

According to a press release from the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, the program “helps save patients’ lives and protects others in schools and businesses by limiting the spread of infectious diseases.”

“We greatly appreciate the support from Group Health Foundation,” said Barbe West, executive director of the Free Clinic, in a prepared statement. “Through the immunization program, our volunteers provide essential care to improve health and enhance the quality of life for our patients.”

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free health care to children and adults who would otherwise be unable to obtain such services. The clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals.

It’s funded by donations from the community, all of which stay in southwest Washington.

For more information, visit freeclinics.org.

The clinic is located at 4100 Plomondon St., Vancouver. The phone number is (360) 313-1390.

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