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If anyone has a small window air conditioner that is in good condition not being used please consider donating it to one of our free clinic patients who has real bad migraines. She needs to air conditioner to help relieve her headaches which are worsened by the heat. Thanks so much! ... See MoreSee Less

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and one of our fine volunteers..... Congratulations Melissa...Nurse of the year!!! We love you!! ♥ ... See MoreSee Less

Centra Southside Community Hospital's Nurse of the Year! Melissa Cawley-Chambers Congratulations! Melissa is 29 years old from Nottoway County, growing up in Burkeville, VA. She is married to Timoth...

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Thanks so much to our Diamond Sponsor of our Moonlight and Miracles Gala Centra Health ! Plan to join us at the Firemen's Sports Arena in Farmville on April 30 ! The music will be great by the Janitors from Va Beach. The food will be great by the Fishin Pig. Come and have a great time !Get your ticket today on line. We need your support to continue to offer quality basic medical care to our uninsured neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our biggest fundraiser of the year. Y'all come! ... See MoreSee Less

Heart of Virginia Free Clinic - Fundraising Gala- "Moonlight and Miracles"

April 30, 2016, 7:00pm - May 1, 2016, 12:00am

Come join us again this year for our biggest fundraiser! Dust your dancing shoes off and dance the night away with music provided by the Janitors from Virginia Beach! Visit our web site at hovfc.c...

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A Message From the Director

Dear Friends and Neighbors:
It is my joy and honor to be the director of this brave and blessed free clinic since our beginning.  I am humbled when I think of all that has been done by so many people to bring our clinic into existence and to sustain its operation for nearly four years.  Each day has brought us new gifts.  The gifts have come as wisdom from concerned advisors, supplies from generous people, time from retired or active professionals, a prime location from which to operate, or financial help from individuals, civic clubs, churches, and businesses.  We have the privilege of providing much needed medical care to over three hundred of our uninsured neighbors.
From the beginning we have known that sustainability would be the greatest challenge to our organization.  While we have been blessed with grants that have provided funds for much-needed initiatives (establishing our pharmacy, providing free mammograms, giving our patients self monitoring equipment to use at home), the funds to pay for our everyday expenses are not usually available through private grants.  We are realizing that fundraising must be our number two priority.  Patient care will always be number one.  Fundraising to provide the roof over our head and the staff to keep everything organized is number two.  Number three is the never ending pursuit of volunteers: doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, housekeepers, planners and grant writers.
As you read through this message please let us know if you see something that calls out to you.  We need you.  Our community has many uninsured individuals who really just want a chance to be healthy.  As my grandmother used to say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Our clinic is prevention in action.  As a former ER nurse, I have seen the consequences of not being able to afford your blood pressure or diabetic medicine; consequences that are often preventable and manageable.
We are committed to continue, to grow and to help make our community a safer, healthier place to live one patient at a time.  We ask for your prayers.  We ask for your help.
Until all have access,♥
Pat

Testimonials

Corey is a 63 year old truck driver with high blood pressure.  He first came to our clinic in December of 2014 telling us that he had been laid off from his full time job because he could not pass the DOT physical.  His blood pressure was out of control.  When he first came to our office, he had been experiencing dizziness and his face was quite red.  Corey saw Dr. Bal in the clinic early in January.  His blood pressure was 200/102.  Our clinic was able to supply Corey’s blood pressure medication and by March, he was able to return to work.  Not working had placed him in a dangerous position with no money to pay a doctor or to purchase medication.  Corey is one of 53 patients at the clinic who are being treated for hypertension.  Thanks to all of our volunteers, staff, and board members who make this kind of free care possible. This patient is just one example of our many success stories.

 

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