Success StoriesMaking a Difference
Here at the Clinic we provide medical treatment for many types of illnesses, both acute — such as bronchitis — and chronic — such as diabetes or heart disease. Our patients are also provided with educational information and opportunities to learn preventive maintenance for medical conditions such as diabetes, weight control, and hypertension. We are grateful to patients who are willing to share their Clinic experience in a personal story. Their generosity helps inform our community of the scope of Clinic services, supporting our outreach efforts to residents of Culpeper County who do not have health insurance.
Brenda’s job severely impacted her health, yet with support from the Free Clinic and Powell Wellness Center, combined with her own strong will, she has made great strides toward regaining her health.
Karen and her husband have been patients at the hospital since the Clinic was a completely volunteer program at the Health Department. Karen developed cardiomyopathy (which causes the heart muscle to become enlarged, thick or rigid), and this condition was diagnosed by the Clinic several years ago.
Free Clinic patient John has worked full time as a cook for many years. He stands on concrete all day, beginning at 4:00 am when he arrives at work. Before visiting the Free Clinic, John had not seen a doctor in 20 years because he’s never had health insurance.