Comprehensive Medical Care For Our Community.
Shenandoah Community Health Clinic (originally Shenandoah County Free Clinic) offers high-quality medical care and was started by the community, for the community. Recognizing that many people couldn’t access desperately needed health services, community leaders decided to open a clinic in 2002. It was primarily staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses and clerical workers. Since that time, the federal government has declared that Shenandoah County is underserved for medical, dental and mental health services. There simply aren’t enough health professionals to serve this community’s population. With so much need, Shenandoah Community Health Clinic grew fast. Full-time operations became possible through employing paid staff members. They work with volunteers and a board of directors that represents many different facets of, and geographical locations within, the community.
It’s All About Community.
Working together, community members have brought a wide array of health services to their neighbors – medical, dental, mental health, medication assistance and much more. Patients say that this comprehensive care – and the kindness shown here – are priceless. Yet it’s the community that funds much of the care given. Shenandoah Community Health Clinic is a nonprofit agency that exists because of financial support from the community, as well as grants. Thanks to donated funds and services, the Clinic provides life-saving care to many who couldn’t afford it otherwise. In addition, the staff and volunteers are experts in locating resources for those in need. They assist patients with acquiring expensive medications — and locating food, housing, transportation and other services that families need.
Health Care Services Throughout Our Community.
Recently Shenandoah Community Health Clinic expanded to provide its services at a satellite clinic in a public school, and then started sending professional counselors to all of the public schools in the county. It’s just another example of how community members and local agencies can work together to meet health care challenges. Throughout its history, Shenandoah Community Health Clinic has identified life-changing health services needed by the community. With community support, it continues to provide medical care and so much more, serving more people than ever before!