Since 1971, Lake County Free Clinic (LCFC) has operated under one mission: to address the unmet health care needs of the residents of our community through the provision of quality medical and dental care. LCFC is the only free clinic in a 3.5-county radius for those who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to access needed care. LCFC volunteer and staff providers offer treatment visits, laboratories, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, education and support to individuals and families looking to improve their immediate and long-term medical and dental needs. As a result of this care, patients have seen their lives improved and saved; those receiving care have the ability to be productive members of their families and their communities.
Lake County Free Clinic exists to address the unmet healthcare needs of the residents of our community through the provision of quality medical and dental care.
An engaged community in which health care needs are met with high quality care while maximizing community resources.
In 1971, LCFC’s behavioral health specialists worked with young adults battling substance use and addiction. They noticed a disturbing trend – many of patients’ family members were struggling with their own health. They began to recruit medical professionals who would volunteer their expertise to help the parents and siblings of their behavioral health patients. Soon, the medical arm grew, and in the 1980s, the two services split, with the behavioral health arm becoming a separate nonprofit.
LCFC provides care to adults and children (2 years and up) who are:
-Uninsured for the needed service.
-Unable to afford the costs associated with their private or public insurance (deductibles, co-payments, medication, etc.)
-Medical care for preventive, chronic and acute conditions
-Dental care for teens and adults.
-Case management and referrals.
-Vision and hearing screenings.
-Lab services for patients.
-Medication assistance for prescriptions from an LCFC provider.
-Medical supplies and referrals as needed.
Volunteers are the key to a non-profit’s success. On average, LCFC’s medical and dental volunteers donate more than 3,000 hours of their time and expertise each year. All medical and dental volunteers and staff are covered under LCFC’s FTCA malpractice/liability insurance.
LCFC receives financial support and in-kind donations from individuals, corporations, civic groups and private foundations. While many of these are for general operation, others are program-specific, and LCFC regularly reports progress on goals and objectives to the funding organizations.
Board of Trustees
As with other non-profit organizations, LCFC operates under a 13-member board of trustees, made up of community members who want to further the mission of LCFC in northeast Ohio through the development of short- and long-term strategic goals and plans.
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W. Martin Hiller
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Day-to-day oversight of all clinic operations and implementation of board initiatives.
Stephanie Devers | firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Gravens | email@example.com
Community Engagement Director
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Medical Assistant/Dental Coordinator
Chair: Brent Buckley
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Vice Chair: Sue Deming, RN
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Secretary: Mary Vavpetic
Retired administrator, Cleveland Clinic
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Treasurer: Liz Lynch
Senior vice president, Premier bank
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Colin Ecker, PharmD
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William R. Fike, MD
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The Martinez Firm
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Jodi Lohrey, NP
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Cindy Lord, PA-C
Case Western Reserve University
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