KP 2015 MLK Day of Service

Clackamas VIM: The Founder’s Clinic Recipient of Kaiser Permanente 2015 “MLK Day of Service” Grant

MLK Jr Day of Service Logo13th January, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREE MEDICAL SERVICES ON MLK DAY

Oregon City, Oregon

On the hill in Oregon City there is a little medical clinic doing big things. Since February 2011 the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, the first free clinic in Clackamas County, has been providing medical services to the uninsured and underserved thanks to numerous volunteers, community grants and donations.

This week Kaiser Permanente announced CVIM Founders Clinic the recipient of their “Martin Luther King Day of Service” Grant. This special grant makes it possible for the clinic to provide an extra day of health care, in addition to its normal clinic hours, for families and individuals residing in Clackamas County. The clinic is especially targeting those who live in outlying areas of the county.

On Martin Luther King day, Tuesday, January 20th, in recognition of Dr. King’s dreams, practitioners of the Founders Clinic and Kaiser Permanente will again partner to “seek and treat” those in need of medical attention as part of KP’s community service mission that states…

“MLK Days of Service is a meaningful community service opportunity for our staff. The experience of participating in MLK Days of Services serves as a catalyst to inspire further service throughout the year. It puts our organization’s mission— to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve— into action.”

Services provided on MLK Day will include routine, non-emergency care, treatment of chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and heart disease along with providing education and equipment for self-care. Patients and visitors can also receive help in signing up for Oregon Health Plan/Cover Oregon.

Please call the Founders Clinic at 503-722-4400 if you or someone you know is in need of medical attention, or you are able to help volunteer on the January 20th. Interpreters will be on site (more are always welcome) and transportation will be made available to those in the rural, outlying areas of Clackamas County.

For additional details please visit www.clackamasvim.org and click on “Events”.

Call 503-722-4400 to make an appointment or for more information.

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Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, 700 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045
Clinic Director: Karen Shimada, MPH karen.shimada@clackamasvim.org

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