This Giving Tuesday, let's come together to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of our community.
Metrowest Free Medical Program is a beacon of hope, providing free medical care to those who need it most. Every donation, no matter the size, contributes to our mission of ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Your generosity can make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families who might otherwise go without essential medical services. Join us as we strive to build a healthier, more compassionate world.
Over 300 patients in our community are now waiting are to be seen by our dedicated volunteers. Our costs have grown significantly over the past few years. On average each patient visit costs us $300. Our patients are never asked to pay for care.
Will you consider making a donation and directly impacting access to health care for our patients?
Dear MetroWest Free Medical Program Community,
We have just celebrated our first year at 246 Maple Street in Marlborough. It has been an exciting year, one that has allowed us to see our patients from Adult Medicine and Women’s Health in a true
clinical setting. Initially, we heard from our providers and volunteers about how nice it is to just come to our program and volunteer without any set up. We have also heard from our patients that they felt differently coming to a medical office setting. We hope that the new space has helped to show the care and respect that we have always felt toward our patients.
It has been a year of change and many wonderful things have happened at our program. In the Fall we were able to open our space up and share it with Mass Lung and Allergy on Mondays and
Thursdays. This brings in income for the clinic, and allows the space to be utilized when we are not using it.
RiseMA is now working with our patients to sign them up for health care. The goal is to get as many patients health care as we can. All of our patients are being referred to them either via Zoom at Adult Medicine or given their number for follow up. When someone calls they respond within 48 hours and walk the patient through the process of signing up for health care in their native language. They also follow up with each patient to make sure that they have received the health care available to them. We are so thankful that they are working with us and providing a resource for our patients.
An Advocates Care Coordinator is coming to most of our Adult Medicine and Women’s Health Programs. They are there to help patients with potential resources in the community and refer patients for mental health care at Advocates if needed (they can potentially receive 8 free visits with a therapist). The MetroWest Health Care Foundation provided us with a grant to fund mental health services which allows us to pay Advocates, an organization dedicated to helping people with mental health and social issues. Thank you to Nick Jennings for connecting us with Advocates. Advocates has agreed to work with us for the next six months. Welcome Advocates!
The MWFMP Board, staff and some volunteers have been working with Shattuck Hospital to get free specialty care and primary care for our patients. The process involved extensive time and effort from both organizations. Our patients are reporting that they are getting good care and that the referrals are going well. Thank you to all who participated and continue to participate in this endeavor (Dr. Mark Friedman, Dr. Wendy Parker, Sandra Dickie, Jacqui Horowitz, Phil Horowitz, Connie Burton)! Our staff is also sending our patients to Boston Medical Center as needed for free care. We are grateful for the free care our patients are getting from these partners.
We want to give a special thanks to Nick Jennings, Leslie Scales, Sandra Dickie and Ilene Hofrenning with two volunteers, a nurse, Maggie and social worker, Juna, who speak Haitian Creole. They went to one of the local motels where the families are temporarily being housed in Framingham to screen and provide medical care to the Haitian immigrants. Sandra and Ilene have gone back a number of times to provide additional care to the people living there. The medical care and support is badly needed and we appreciate them volunteering their time to help!
We, Connie, Fran and Leslie are now working with our treasurer, Mark Vargo to plan the budget for 2024. Our costs have really grown over the last few years and we want to grow into our space and see more patients. In order for us to do that we must raise more money. We need everyone’s help to do that. Please spread the word about our program and the need for donations and if you can give, any amount will help with our growth.
Thank you all for your support of our program!
Connie Burton, Board Chair
Fran Green, Board Chair
Leslie Scales, Executive Director
There are many ways to get involved with MetroWest Free Medical Program, from volunteering and donating to attending our events and spreading the word. Join our community today to make a difference.
We offer a variety of programs aimed at addressing the needs of our community, including education, healthcare, and social services. Learn more about our programs and how you can benefit from them.
Thanks to the support of our community, we have been able to make a significant impact over the years. Learn more about our accomplishments and the positive change we have brought about.
Your donation will help us continue our mission and support our community. Every dollar counts and will make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
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MetroWest Free Medical Program serves as an entry point to the health care system for those who are uninsured or insufficiently insured by providing immediate health related care and connections to other health resources.
MetroWest Free Medical Program serve como um ponto de entrada para o sistema de saúde para aqueles que não têm seguro ou seguro insuficiente, fornecendo cuidados imediatos relacionados à saúde e conexões com outros recursos de saúde.
MetroWest Free Medical Program sirve como un punto de entrada al sistema de atención médica para quienes no tienen seguro o tienen un seguro insuficiente al proporcionar atención médica inmediata y conexiones con otros recursos de salud.
Incorporated in 2005, MetroWest Free Medical Program, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Public Charity: EIN: 04-3822273
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