Community support is key to the success of the AmeriCares Free Clinics. The operating efficiencies enjoyed by our programs would not be possible without the many gifts provided by our partners in the community. It is difficult to express our immense gratitude for the many partners who contribute the in-kind services that allow us to do so much with so little.
Advanced Radiology Associates
Without the generous donation of medical expertise by the Radiology Department at St. Vincent's Medical Center, the tests done would have no meaning. We are indebted to their partnership and commitment to improving the health of the uninsured in the community.
Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent’s Medical Center
We are indeed fortunate to have both major hospitals serving the City of Bridgeport as partners. Providing an array of diagnostic tests and specialty clinics, the low income, uninsured residents of the Greater Bridgeport area are well served.
City of Bridgeport
The City of Bridgeport provides the free clinic with close to 3,000 square feet of rent-free space in the center of the city.
Since 1997, Danbury Hospital has provided an unlimited range of laboratory and diagnostic testing as well as clinic and emergency room visits. Their commitment to the community extends to their extraordinarily generous provision of services which so enhance the care that is provided in the Danbury Clinic.
Danbury Office of Physician Services
An office of many, many specialty care physicians who open their doors to the free clinic patients, providing not only initial consultations, but also ongoing care and procedures when needed by our patients. There is little we need that is not provided.
Danbury Radiological Associates, P.C.
Without the generous donation of medical expertise by the Radiology Department at Danbury Hospital, the tests done would have no meaning. We are indebted to their partnership and commitment to improving the health of the uninsured in the community.
Fairfield County Medical Association
The Fairfield County Medical Association (FCMA) has supported the efforts of the free clinic program since 1994. Consistently helping with medical staff recruitment, FCMA has sent special letters, included announcements about the clinic program in their bimonthly publication, the "News Capsule", and served as an advisor on topics such as medical liability insurance and regulatory issues. The FCMA represents more than 1,800 physicians in the county and has been a loyal and helpful friend to our efforts to extend medical care to those in need in Fairfield County.
New Milford Hospital
The Danbury Clinic catchment area includes the town of New Milford. New Milford Hospital generously donates a full range of laboratory and radiology services for these patients. We also benefit from a partnership with Northeast Radiology who provides diagnostic testing.
NEON/South Norwalk Community Center
Since November 1994 rent free space has been provided in this ideally located building. Drawing the low income residents of the areas in for a number of services, the space occupied by the clinic has increased in size recently to accommodate for the growth of our program in an attempt to meet the growing needs of the uninsured in the community.
Without the generous donation of medical expertise by the Radiology Department at New Milford Hospital, the tests done would have no meaning. We are indebted to their partnership and commitment to improving the health of the uninsured in the community.
Since our Norwalk Clinic was the prototype for subsequent clinics, we thank Norwalk Hospital for their show of confidence in our ability to provide this meaningful service to the uninsured residents of the area. Without the generous donation of diagnostic tests, specialty clinic visits and emergency room visits we would not be able to provide the high quality of care received by our patients since 1994.
Norwalk Radiology Consultants, P.C.
Without the generous donation of medical expertise by the Radiology Department at Norwalk Hospital, the tests done would have no meaning. We are indebted to their partnership and commitment to improving the health of the uninsured in the community.
There is no test that might be needed by our patients that has not been made available by Quest Diagnostics. Taking care of the free clinic like a private customer, laboratory tests are done quickly, the staff is helpful and all needed supplies are provided. We could not deliver the quality of care to our patients without this essential component of health care.