Local Clinic Receives State Grant

-King William Dawn Community Doctors receives funds to provide services to uninsured- Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) is delighted to announce that King William Dawn Community Doctors recently received a $26,000 grant. Grant funding was awarded by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) to provide medications to eligible residents.

Through this funding, the clinic will supply free medications and increase access to quality health care for the uninsured and medically underserved in the 97th District. Over the past three years, with monies from this program, six local organizations have generated 33,719 prescriptions worth $10.5 million for over 4,536 residents.

“The rising cost of healthcare in this country means that some people must choose between buying medicine or buying food. Providing free prescription medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine will aid greatly in improving quality of life,” asserted Peace. “Many chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension are avoidable and can be managed with an appropriate drug regimen.”

The King William Dawn Community Doctors is a free clinic located in Aylett which provides healthcare services to uninsured and low income residents of King William and King & Queen counties. For further details contact: Jeanette Holmes 804-769-3022.

The Virginia Health Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds innovative initiatives to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians, and strengthen Virginia’s health care safety net. VHCF was initiated in 1992 by the Virginia General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care.