MISSION AND IMPACT
The mission of Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC) is to build a stronger and healthier community by providing high quality primary health care regardless of the patient’s means or access. By being volunteer driven, PWMC’s own costs will be maintained at a substantially lower cost per patient than other providers.
We’ve provided $3.5 million+ in healthcare services at our facility.
It was a shared vision that by implementing the free clinic model of low-cost, volunteer-driven medical care, we could maintain healthier workers and families to create a stronger community. The goals of the PWMC are (1) to keep children in school, people at work, and ease the burden on local emergency rooms, and (2) offer access to care for those vulnerable in our community.
Provide high quality primary healthcare at no cost to the patient.
Treat each patient as an individual with respect and dignity.
Encourage the spirit of inclusiveness.
Offer education on disease prevention and healthy living.
Recruit and retain high quality volunteers.
The PWMC continues to attract talented volunteer medical staff and assistants as our community outreach expands. The PWMC is funded by the generosity of individual donors, grants from private foundations, community and religious organizations, and local fundraising efforts. We are excited about our future!
We are thankful for everyone who has participated, volunteered, and/or donated to help the clinic reach our goals. By supporting the access of quality healthcare to all people, you have not only affected the lives of each patient who walks through our doors, but you have helped the community at large - keeping more people working, equipping children for school, and enhancing our community’s quality of life through health and wellness education.
The need for healthcare has consistently grown, and the number of patients treated continues to rise since we first opened in 2017, prompting us to add pop-up clinics in response to Hurricane Michael and the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to growing with the community and expanding our days and hours of service over time with the help of our donors and volunteers. We invite you to give in support of these efforts, and we thank you for your time, gifts, and service!
In 2022, we saved our community $5.9 million in averted ER visits.
Thank you all for serving in this way! Affordable health care is such a need in this community.
- Emily Rose Proctor | Director of Programs & Outreach
Caring & Sharing of South Walton