Augusta Regional Clinic (Fishersville, VA)

Name

  • Name:Janice Morgan

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Augusta Regional Clinic
  • Address:342 Mule Academy Road
    P.O. Box 153
    Fishersville, VA 22939
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:540-332-5611
  • Main fax:540-332-5610

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General

  • Mission:
  • Since 1993, the mission of the Augusta Regional Clinic, Inc. has been to provide healthcare and related services to those persons and their families who are making a sincere effort to support themselves, but who do not have the means to pay for such services.

  • Overview:
  • At the Augusta Regional Clinic, the care of almost 1,300 patients, resulting in about 5,000 visits annually, is provided free of charge by a staff Mid-Level Provider or by one of the approximately 50 volunteer providers who generously donate their services and are supported by 4 part-time staff nurses and 40 wonderful volunteer nurses. Many more dedicated community volunteers assist in the administration of services. The clinic pharmacy dispenses an estimated 25,000 prescriptions, representing a retail value of almost $3 million. Most medicine is obtained from an organization called RxPartnership that provides donated medicines from the major pharmaceutical companies for a small annual fee to free clinics. Patients who qualify for medicine receive their prescriptions for a requested $4 donation and no patient is ever turned away if they cannot cover the donation. Donations are encouraged, as they offset the cost of packaging medicines and the expense of the pharmacy staff, which consists of one part-time pharmacist, a full-time Pharmacy Manager and a part-time technician. A legion of devoted volunteers works in the pharmacy and helps to obtain free medicine. The ARC uses volunteer medical providers, community volunteers, and bulk, donated medicine to leverage the substantial cost of care. Many local specialty providers generously provide care in their own offices at no charge. Augusta Health provides pro-bono laboratory and imaging services to ARFC patients totaling over $101,474 this past year. The ARC relies on donations from individuals, businesses, civic organizations, churches, state and local government, and grant and foundation sources to fund its annual operating budget.

    The clinic currently provides care to the underserved in our community who have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($23,340/yr.). Our patients are uninsured persons who are working full or part time, temporarily between jobs, unemployed, stay at home caregivers or are full time students. Primary care, chronic disease management, health education, diagnostic testing, dental care and medications are provided to those persons of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County who are “trying to help themselves.” The medical clinic provides care to members of the community between the ages of 18 and 64, those falling outside the safety net of Children’s State Health Plan/Medicaid or Medicare. The clinic is open four (4) days per week and has evening hours on Thursdays. Dental care is also offered by the Augusta Regional Clinic. Services are provided by both paid and volunteer staff. Last year alone, the Clinic’s paid Nurse Practitioner provided over 3,000 medical visits. The Clinic utilized 236 volunteers (both professional health care providers and lay persons) who gave an estimated 14,460 hours of their time, talent, and abilities. Our long range goals include providing and promoting more preventive care to more needy individuals in our community in the hope that prevention, early detection and treatment will lead to better health outcomes and more cost effectiveness.

  • History:
  • We are proud of our 21 year tradition of caring for our community. “If it weren’t for the Free Clinic, I wouldn’t be here today.” Those are words we hear regularly and these came from Anita Gwin, a patient of the Augusta Regional Clinic for four years. Anita works hard at a minimum wage job, and doesn’t make enough to afford healthcare. A smoker for 34 years, she developed a lung infection four years ago that brought her to our doors when she realized she had no other options. The staff at the Free Clinic not only cured her infection; they worked with her to quit smoking, which literally saved her life, in addition to enriching it immeasurably. After not being able to go more than 10 feet without stopping to rest, she is now healthy, active, and looks at least ten years younger. “I love the staff at the clinic,” Anita says, “I’ve always had great treatment.” She continues to be seen regularly, and is especially thankful for the pharmacy. Anita is very careful to save the money for her copay every month, even if it means going without. She knows how expensive her medications are, and truly appreciates the assistance she is getting from the Free Clinic.

    Anita’s story is just one of thousands, and these stories continue every day. Even though more than 8 million individuals have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one thing is still certain – the Augusta Regional Free Clinic will continue to provide health care for those in our area who are left behind. ACA is not and was never intended to be, a universal health care system, meaning that not everyone in our country will have health insurance. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, there may be as many as 29 – 30 million people left without access to affordable health care even after the ACA and the promise of expanded access.

    The Augusta Regional Free Clinic is a crucial part of Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley’s healthcare safety net; we are providing healthcare daily to many deserving and hardworking individuals who fall through the cracks of our local healthcare system and have nowhere else to turn. Our clinic receives no federal funding and accepts no public or private insurance. We continue to utilize volunteers and count on the support of donors, grants and partnerships in order to provide much needed access to health care.

    Given these realities, free and charitable clinics will remain an important part of the local and regional health care safety net. Our clinic stands in the gap of our current and future health care system, and where patients are not getting access to health insurance, either through a private insurer or through expanded Medicaid. Our clinic remains “Open for Business” and we are still working with our community to provide the hope and compassionate healing that has become our hallmark for more than 21 years.

  • Year established:1993
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:13
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:16

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Andersen, Charles (Mick) M.D.
    Bradford, Henry (Brad) III, D.D.S.
    Brandt, M. Todd, D.D.S., M.D.
    Castello, Fred M. M.D.
    Graham, Richard H
    Hammock, Mark A.
    D.D.S
    Lacy, John J. Jr, D.D.S.
    Ledbetter, David, Esq.
    Mansfield, Richard, D.D.S.
    Parrott, Quay III D.D.S., M.S.
    Simmers, Neysa
    Testerman, Jane Mills
    Testerman, E. Ross, D.D.S

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Margaret Hersh, Executive Director

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:54-1651896

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:541651896
  • Organization Name:AUGUSTA REGIONAL FREE CLINIC INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:342 MULE ACADEMY RD
  • Organization City:FISHERSVILLE
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:22939-2256
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1993
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):154
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Health clinic
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:E30Z
  • Asset Amount:$3,029,659
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,993,478
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,643,849
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:14:54 pm

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