Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bridges to Health - Free Health Clinic for Grant County Residents

I want to start this blog post fully disclosing that I am currently on staff at Bridges to Health now, so I am very invested in this organization both personally and professionally.  But, it is my blog, so I'm going to give myself license to still do a post on Bridges. :)

Do you know about Bridges to Health?  I've been amazed since I started volunteering here a year ago how many people DON'T know about this wonderful resource in and for our community. 

Bridges to Health is a FREE CLINIC for Grant County residents, currently located inside St. Martin's Community Center.  We've been open since 2005, and we provide primary medical care, dental care, physical therapy, and health education services to those who lack adequate resources.  We serve people who do not have health insurance any where else (do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare and do not have insurance through their employer) - folks who are stuck in the gap without any coverage. 

We operate on about 95% volunteer hours - it is an amazing place to be because people see the need in the community, see the need with their neighbors, and they come here to serve their fellow Grant County Residents.  This is a place where you can come and be the hands and feet of Christ, or you can come and be served - it is a place I believe that God looks down on from heaven and is pleased with.  I'm honored & privileged to be a part of it. 

Do you know someone who could benefit from Bridges to Health?  Do you know someone who could volunteer at Bridges?  It takes ALL kinds of volunteer hours to make this place run - all the way from someone to make copies & file charts, to someone to call folks to remind them of their appointment, to doctors, nurses, pharmacy folks, dentists, hygienists, etc. to run the actual medical, dental & physical therapy appointments. 

Want to be involved but don't have time to volunteer?  We always take financial donations and we always need supplies.  The following supplies are always needed & are greatly appreciated:

• copy paper
• pastel green, orange, canary yellow & pastel blue copy paper
• calculators
• ink pens
• post-it notes
• black sharpees
• large paper clips
• highlighters
• scotch tape
• #10 envelopes
• Kleenex
• hand soap
• paper towels
• toilet paper
• garbage bags (large & medium)
• water bottles
• coffee
• individually packed snacks & drinks for volunteers
• Baby Aspirin
• Ibuprofen
• Brown paper lunch sacks (used for dispensing medications)

Bridges to Health
- Promoting Health and Wellness to Uninsured Grant County Residents
1251 W. Kem Road, Marion, IN 46952 #765-662-7289
Interested in volunteering?  Contact me!

1 comment:

  1. what an amazing program and service to our community. I am sure God is looking down on Bridges to Health with a big smile on His face:)