BEND, Ore. - Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades is pleased to announce it has received an $8,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. These funds will support one year of comprehensive medical care for nine low-income, uninsured patients in Central Oregon.
These patients will join 1,000 Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County residents in receiving free-of-charge medical services through Volunteers in Medicine. All care will be provided by volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who donate their time.
Volunteers in Medicine serves community members who are low-income or living in poverty and not covered by The Affordable Care Act.
Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director Kat Mastrangelo says, “We are proud to work with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to serve those who have nowhere else to turn and to bring health equity to our region.”