Local Healthcare Program Receives State Grant

- Dawn Community Doctors receives funds to provide medications to uninsured- Mechanicsville, VA – Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) is delighted to announce that grant funding was recently awarded by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) to provide medical services to uninsured residents of King William County.

Central Virginia Health Services received $52, 477 for the Medication Assistance Program to serve patients at the King William Dawn Community Doctors clinic. Through this funding, the clinic will supply free prescription medications to eligible, uninsured, chronically ill resident.

“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 chronically ill patients 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 services and hours of operation contact the clinic at 804-769-3022.

According to their website, in 2008, VHCF's software program, The Pharmacy Connection, helped 42,777 eligible, uninsured Virginians with chronic illnesses receive $279,850 million in free prescription medications.

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.

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his second term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.