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A Free Clinic Builds “Bridges to Health” by Treating the Whole Patient

Photo by RWJF staff

“How one rural clinic addressed its patients’ complex health and social needs successfully—and cut emergency room use and costs drastically.”

Recently, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the largest health philanthropy in the US) visited The Free Clinics for an in-depth look at our innovative, patient-focused and patient-driven programs, such as Bridges to Health and HealthWays.

Read the resulting article at the RWJF blog, “Culture of Health”.


Hendersonville residents get chance at free health screenings, more

Photo credit: WLOS staff
WLOS News 13 visited during our most recent wellness event in September, where we featured free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, along with additional health screenings available from Park Ridge Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van and WNCAP.
To watch the segment, visit WLOS News 13.


The Free Clinics awarded $625K grant for substance abuse treatment

By Rebecca Walter, Times-News Staff Writer

The Free Clinics was awarded a $625,000 grant this week for Hope Rx to further implement vital substance abuse prevention and recovery efforts in Henderson County.

The grant was given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug-Free Communities grant program and was awarded though 2022. The Free Clinics is the fiscal agent for the grant.

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