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Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic. 2008 - 2009 Progress Report. Our Mission. The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive, quality, health services for uninsured low-income patients through dedicated volunteers. Our Vision.

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Jeanie schmidt free clinic

Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic

2008 - 2009 Progress Report


Our mission
Our Mission

The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive, quality, health services for uninsured low-income patients through dedicated volunteers.


Our vision
Our Vision

Impacting Lives through Patient Care, Improving the Health of our Community


The need for our services
The Need for Our Services

  • The growing, well-documented need for quality health care services for the low income uninsured in Fairfax County is clear.

    • More than 33,000 individuals in Fairfax County who earn 200% or less of the federal poverty level are uninsured According to the Virginia Atlas for Community Health.

    • Even though the poverty rate in Fairfax County is well below the national average, the number of persons below poverty is larger than or equal to the 2004 population in 98 of the 134 local jurisdictions in Virginia (Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, 2004 Provisional Population Estimates.)

    • High rates of unemployment and an influx of new immigrants have led to an increase in the number of uninsured in Virginia (Virginia Health Care Insurance and Access Survey, 2004).


The need for our services1
The Need for Our Services

  • The lack of care for the uninsured has many consequences on public health and real costs to the community.

    • A May, 2005 report released by the Urban Institute indicated that nearly half of uninsured, non-elderly adults report a chronic health condition. Due to the high cost of treatment, almost half of those questioned forgo medical care and prescription drugs to address these conditions. (Hadley, Jack, “Insurance Coverage, Medical Care Use, and Short-term Health Changes Following an Unintentional Injury or the Onset of a Chronic Condition,” JAMA, 2007).

    • The uninsured receive fewer preventative services, less regular care for chronic disease and poorer care in the hospital (IOM, A Shared Destiny – Effects on Uninsurance on Individuals, Families and Communities, March 200.

    • Controlled for an increase in population, the Kaiser State Health Fact Summary reports a 15% growth of emergency room visits over the past 7 years.

    • “Good health and meeting developmental milestones in infancy and childhood affect individuals’ educational attainment, earning capacity, and long-term health.” (IOM, Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America, 2003).


Building the safety net
Building the Safety Net

  • Patients eligible for JSFC Services have no health insurance, a family income of 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level.

  • Services for adults include full primary medical care for patients will diabetes or hypertension.

  • Services for children include school and sports screenings, and short term non-emergency care.


Our place in the safety net
Our Place in the Safety Net

  • National Association of Free Clinics

  • Virginia Association of Free Clinics

  • NOVA Health Services Coalition


Service statistics
Service Statistics

2002- 355 children

2003- 557 children

2004- 364 children

2005- 357 children

39 adults

2006- 340 children

112 adults

2007- 505 children/

212 adults

2008 - estimate

290 adults/

575 children

FY July 1, June 30



Volunteer support
Volunteer Support

  • 2005- 149 volunteers, 1358 hours

  • 2006- 188 volunteers, 2583

  • 2007- 226 volunteers, 3,524

  • 2008- 275 volunteers, 3,750

  • Growth has enabled increase in clinic services at all levels from administrative assistance to patient visits.


Financial support and community partners

Reston Hospital

Faith Based and other Community Organizations

Herndon, Centreville and Reston Rotary Club

Virginia Association of Free Clinics

Individual Contributors

Virginia Health Care Foundation

Fairfax County –CCFP

Floris United Methodist Church

Northern Virginia Health Care Foundation

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Financial Support and Community Partners


Partners in service
Partners in Service

  • Reston Hospital Center- Laboratory Services, donated diagnostics

  • Fairfax Family Practice- volunteer providers

  • Partnership for Healthier Kids- placement of children with a medical home (medicaid, MCCP, Inova Pediatric Center)

  • NOVA Scripts Central- Pharmacy Services

  • Project Access- providing Specialty physician referrals

  • Inova Hospital- In hospital care, EMR

  • Washington Radiology- Mammograms, radiological services


Organizational goals 2009 2010

Move to New Location

Continue Involvement of Volunteer leadership

Clinic Champion Program

Organizational Goals 2009-2010


Service goals 2009 2010

350 adults served

600 children served

3,000 visits provided

Service Goals 2009-2010


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