The Trustees of the North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund awarded a $10,000 grant to support the GRACE Outreach to Health Community Clinic. “We are thrilled to have this respected foundation recognize our need to become electronic and provide the necessary hardware for this huge endeavor,” GRACE Executive Director Shonda Schaefer said.
GRACE will use these funds to purchase the computer hardware needed to implement an electronic system for the clinic’s patient management and health records. The GRACE Clinic currently serves as a medical home for approximately 600 patients, with a new patient growth rate of 25 percent each year. “We provide medical care and prescriptions to GRACE clients with no health insurance and marginal means to access care elsewhere,” said Schaefer. “To a large extent, we contribute the success and growth seen in our clinic to giving organizations such as the NTSP Charitable Fund.”
The Outreach to Health Community Clinic provides primary medical care for low income individuals and families who live in the GRACE services area, have no insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, and do not qualify for services in the Tarrant County JPS Healthcare System.
Volunteer medical professionals provide general practice services at the clinic. Referrals are made for clients needing specialty treatment.
The clinic also provides Well Woman clinics and a Diabetic Education Program, both offering education seminars, screening, and testing for clients and the public. As GRACE adjusts to the needs of patients, programs such as cardiology and epilepsy clinics will be added.