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Will-Grundy Medical Clinic awarded $5,000 grant from Community Foundation of Grundy County

In April, the Community Foundation of Grundy County awarded a $5,000 grant to the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic. The funds were a part of the Foundation’s Disaster Fund for COVID-19. 

The grant will help the Clinic deliver services under a new telehealth model of operations, to ensure the safety of patients, staff and the broader community.  The funds will also help the Clinic continue to enforce heightened safety precautions, to safely fill prescriptions and allow patients to pick up medications. 

“As the only free clinic in the area, we have always played a role in maintaining public health by providing services to people who would otherwise not have access to health care” Shawn Marconi, executive director of WGMC, said in a news release from the clinic.

"Our role is as important now as ever. The Clinic is actively helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by identifying symptomatic patients, and directing them to appropriate testing and treatment.” 

The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic has been providing health care services in the community for over 30 years.

The clinic serves low income people who do not have access to insurance or who are underinsured.

The clinic is fully funded through donations and grants and receives no government funding. Grants like the one made possible by the Community Foundation of Grundy County, are instrumental in maintaining this important safety net.

The mission of the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is to promote a healthy community by:

• Providing free health-care services to people who are unable to receive care from other sources in Will and Grundy counties.

• Providing these services through dedicated volunteers together with a small paid staff, and in partnership with other community agencies and health care providers.

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 and a United Way partner organization.

For more information, visit willgrundymedicalclinic.org or call 815-726-3377.

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