MT. PLEASANT - The Peoples National Bank of Mt. Pleasant has stepped up to provide support for the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center's off-site clinic.
The free clinic celebrated one year this past November. It operates out of space provided by the Mt. Pleasant Friends Church. Nurse practitioner Kathi Connor and other volunteers see patients in need who have no medical insurance.
Through the Peoples National Bank sponsorship of the off-site clinic, the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center is able to continue offering its services to residents in the southern end of the county who would otherwise not be able to be served without traveling a great distance to Steubenville.
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OFFICIALS FROM the Peoples National Bank of Mt. Pleasant presented a $2,000 check this past week to Ann Quillen, executive director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, in support of the free off-site clinic for patients in need who reside in the southern portion of the county. The off-site clinic, run by volunteers, operates out of the Mt. Pleasant Friends Church. From left are Quillen with CEO Robert Hargrave, President Elizabeth Campbell, and First Vice President Gail Fisher of Peoples National Bank of Mt. Pleasant.
"We're very grateful for the support," said Ann Quillen, executive director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, who accepted a check this past week from officials at the Peoples National Bank in Mt. Pleasant.
In its first year, the off-site clinic in Mt. Pleasant provided care for more than two dozen patients and a saw a total of 57 visits, which equates to an estimated $5,700 worth of health care services provided at no cost to the patients.
Quillen said that the center's partnership with Joe Zelek of Dillonvale Pharmacy, they have been able to offer patients discounts for medication purchases. The center also helps patients with medications through assistance with preparing applications for Prescription Assistance Programs with pharmaceutical companies. Over the past year, they have completed more than 70 PAP applications and provided a savings of more than $23,000 for the patients seen at the clinic.
The volunteers who conduct the off-site clinic have put in a combined 131 hours of service, valued at $6,485.
Quillen thanked all the volunteers, sponsors, the church and everyone who has helped make the off-site clinic a success.
The Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center's biggest annual fundraiser is being planned for April 10. The Fifth Annual Gala will take place at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.
For more information on the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center or the off-site clinic services in Mt. Pleasant, call (740) 283-2856 or toll-free (866) 914-3788.
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