To the Editor:
Masks, meals, personal protective equipment, snacks, thermometers, inhalers, gift cards, balloons, cards and letters, and of course, many donations of money critical to the operation of the Family Health Partnership Clinic.
There aren't enough ways for our Board of Directors and staff to say thank you for all of these essential gifts that have been contributed these last few months. Our McHenry County community responds generously from their hearts and their wallets, and we want you to know how appreciative we are.
The superior staff at the clinic discovers new ways each and every day of how to best care for our patients who have no insurance.
We are fortunate to have a clinical team who has demonstrated sound medical practices, flexibility and compassion as people still get sick with other illnesses while worried about COVID-19. The entire staff of the Clinic has learned how to adapt, rotate schedules, and respond to the needs of the community, and in turn our community has responded with kindness that has kept the clinic going.
The effects of this pandemic on McHenry County are beginning to become clearly evident. Businesses are closing or reducing their workforce resulting in the loss of insurance for health care for many of our friends and neighbors. We know at the Family Health Partnership Clinic that more patients will be walking through our doors every day.
Our request to you is to continue your kindness and donate what you can, when you can to the clinic as we try to serve even greater numbers than we have done before.
Crucial to the economic health of McHenry County is the good health of our citizens, and the Family Health Partnership Clinic intends to continue to give the under-served populations the medical care they need.
We invite you to see our website at hpclinic.org for further information about our work and how you can be part of our ongoing efforts. Again, we are grateful and we thank you.
Family Health Partnership Clinic Board Member