Anderson County Community Medical Clinic receives $500 grant

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By The Staff

The Anderson County Community Medical Clinic a charitable health organization, was awarded a $500 community grant by the Walmart Foundation, according to the clinic’s press release.
The grant was made possible by the company’s Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program through the Lawrenceburg Walmart.
The clinic initiative is part of the Anderson County Community of Promise, and the work of its health and nutrition committee.
The clinic will soon begin operation at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg.
As the county’s only free medical facility, it will provide clinical services by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and/or licensed nurses, along with citizen volunteers.
Medical care will be given to qualified patients who are 18 years of age or older, cannot afford medical insurance and are not eligible to receive health benefits from state or federal programs.
The clinic will provide chronic care services for such medical conditions as hypertension, diabetes, muscular or skeletal pain, and high cholesterol.
Collaboration with other local entities is a priority for the medical facility, a non-profit organization, organizers said.
Supporters of the clinic’s work have made a strategic investment to improve the quality of life for Anderson County’s needy adults and are seeking donations from businesses and citizens for operation of the clinic.
Fundraisers will be held during the remainder of the year with a “Wishes for Wellness” Garden Party planned for Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m., to be held at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. During the event, monetary donations or items to assist with the clinic’s operation will be greatly appreciated.
To make donations, contact Donna Crain Drury, publicity and fundraising committee chairperson at 859-8080 or donnacdrury@bellsouth.net.
For additional information regarding the clinic, contact Opal Phillips, board of directors  chairperson, at 839-6676.