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What Bureau County United Way dollars go for ...

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 1:30 p.m. CDT

The Bureau County Health and Wellness Clinic is a primary medical care facility for residents of Bureau County who are low income and do not have access to any health insurance. The clinic is located at 500 Elm Place in Princeton.

Our mission is to make a difference throughout Bureau County by providing access to primary healthcare services and medications to resident who would not otherwise have access to consistent medical care.

Services provided by the clinic include treatment of acute illnesses, management of chronic illnesses, nurse and physician appointments, on site lab services, medication dispensing for chronic and acute medical conditions and a Patient Assistance Pharmaceutical program.

Because the BCHW Clinic has a presence in Bureau County, we are helping to reduce the number of emergency room visits for primary medical concerns.

There is a gap that exists in our healthcare delivery system. People who do not have access to insurance through their place of employment, who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, and who do not have the financial resources to access care independently are statistically referred to as the “working poor”.

The BCHW Clinic does not receive any federal or state grant funds. The clinic is supported by the generous donations of local donors, churches, other non profit service organizations, a $10 patient donation, and the Bureau County United Way.

The following is a quote from one of our patients:

“Your kindness meant more than you’d every guess. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. What you do is a beautiful thing. I am so grateful for the time you were able to help me with my medical problems and medications. God Bless all of you.” Virginia

Bureau County United Way funding is helping the BC Health and Wellness Clinic make a difference in the daily lives of our patients.

For more information on the clinic, call 815-879-8794 Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bureau County United Way is located at 401 S. Main St. in Princeton and provides funding help for 15 local non-profit member agencies, as well as providing a variety of community services. Call the Bureau County United Way at 815-872-0821 for information on how you can lend a helping hand to those in need in Bureau County.

Goal: $120,000.00

Pledged: $50,423.73

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