Volunteer Appreciation Party

Our volunteer appreciation party will be held May 20th at Farlow's on the Water at 3:30pm.  If you are a volunteer, please RSVP to Beth, Liz, or Kathy if you have not already done so.  We look forward to celebrating our amazing volunteers!

Posted on May 7, 2017 .

Clinic Open Monday 3/20

The clinic will be open Monday evening to serve the uninsured of the Englewood area.  Please visit our website at www.englewoodclinic.org to learn more about our clinic, find patient forms, learn how to become a volunteer, or donate to our clinic.  Please like and share to spread the word!

Posted on March 19, 2017 .

Clinic open Monday 2/12

The clinic will be open Monday evening beginning at 5pm to serve the uninsured of the Englewood area.  Please plan to arrive early as spots may fill quickly.

Posted on February 12, 2017 .

Clinic open Monday evening 12/12

The clinic will be open Monday evening to serve the uninsured of the Englewood community.  Please arrive early as spots may fill quickly.  Please like and share to spread the word!

Posted on December 11, 2016 .

Clinic open Thursday 12/7 at 5pm

The Clinic will be open Thursday evening to serve the uninsured of the Englewood community.  Please visit the patients tab to learn more about becoming a patient!

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

Thank you to Englewood Community Hospital!

The clinic Board, volunteers, and patients would like to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to Englewood Community Hospital and its CEO Valerie Powell-Stafford for their amazing support of our clinic!  We are so very grateful!

The ECCC Board of Directors and Englewood Community Hospital's CEO Valerie Powell-Stafford

 

 

Posted on June 12, 2016 .

Clinic OPEN Monday evening

The clinic will be open Monday evening beginning at 5pm to serve the uninsured of the Englewood area.  Please plan to arrive early as spots may fill quickly.  Please like and share to spread the word!

Posted on May 22, 2016 .

Incredible News!!!!

The Board of the Englewood Community Care Clinic is so excited to announce an incredible gift that has been given to the clinic: The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice has granted the clinic $38,000 to purchase equipment that will allow us to do laboratory testing in clinic!  This will provide a more meaningful healthcare experience for our patients and provide the necessary testing that our patients would otherwise not receive.  We cannot begin to thank the Plantation Community Foundation for their support of our mission!  Please take the time to thank the Board of the Plantation Community Foundation at their website below.  We will continue to provide updates as the project moves forward.

-The Board of the Englewood Community Care Clinic

Executive Director Beth Harrison and the Board of the Plantation Community Foundation at the clinic

Executive Director Beth Harrison and the Board of the Plantation Community Foundation at the clinic

The Board of the Plantation Community Foundation along with clinic volunteers Jim Harrison and Dr. David Klein, Board member Joni Hyde, and Executive Director Beth Harrison

The Board of the Plantation Community Foundation along with clinic volunteers Jim Harrison and Dr. David Klein, Board member Joni Hyde, and Executive Director Beth Harrison

Posted on May 1, 2016 .

A Huge THANK YOU to Project Detect!

On Thursday evening, Board members from Project Detect came to the clinic to present a check to Executive Director Beth Harrison and Physicians Dr. Joe Chirillo and Dr. Tim Corey.  Their donation goes to help the uninsured of Englewood get testing when cancer is suspected.  Without their help, many of these patients would be unable to get the health services they need.  Thank you Project Detect!!!!!

Posted on April 29, 2016 .

A huge thank you to the Englewood Sun for their support!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Editorial:

OUR VIEW

Health clinics get their due in Tallahassee 

OUR POSITION: It was a good year for charitable health clinics in Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott reversed course and did the right thing this year in agreeing to fund the important work of Florida’s nonprofit, volunteer-based community health clinics.

Absent from the list of items marked for a gubernatorial veto last week was $10 million budgeted by the Legislature for the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. This is the umbrella organization for independent health care clinics, including the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic in Port Charlotte, the Englewood Community Care Clinic and the Senior Friendship Centers of Venice.

Two years ago, the association received $4.5 million for its 87 organization-members. Last year, the House and Senate put even more money into the pot, appropriating $9.5 million.

But inexplicably, after the session ended in 2015, the governor vetoed it.

Last year’s action showed a shameful disregard for the importance and value of these community-based health services.

The organizations in our area provide vital safety-net service for the poor. The clinics rely largely on volunteer service from doctors, nurses, office workers and others. They deliver some of the direct health care services no longer provided by the state Department of Health itself in Charlotte and most other counties. (Thanks to an extraordinary local lobbying effort, Sarasota County thankfully has managed to retain direct health department services.) The clinics also provide an alternative to hospital emergency rooms, saving untold millions in costs.

Last year’s veto hurt.

The previous year, the Andes Clinic received $84,500 and the Englewood Clinic $43,100. The $95,225 received by the Senior Friendship Centers in 2014 supported an expansion of dental services to elderly clients.

By week’s end, the Charitable Clinics Association sent out an optimistic memo alerting members to the good news from Tallahassee.

In Englewood, clinic Executive Director Beth Harrison was pleased. The clinics still must apply for specific funding, so the direct impact is unknown.

But, she said, “This is certainly welcome news.”

Doubly so, since the $10 million was twice the amount allocated in 2014, the last time the clinics received funding.

Harrison said she expected the state money could help fund a portion of the director’s position and the part-time nursing director. It also may be used to purchase lab equipment that would allow patients to get lab work done in-house. The savings could be huge.

Harrison also noted the Englewood Clinic — open just two nights each week — had served its 5,000th patient last week. An impressive milestone.

Kudos to the governor for doing the right thing this time around. And, above all, kudos to the local people who do the week-to-week, day-to-day work to make our communities healthier.

We can’t say too loudly: They deserve our full support and thanks.

Posted on March 20, 2016 .

5000th patient!!

On Monday, March 14th, the clinic saw its 5000th patient!  We are so excited and grateful to our volunteers and the community for allowing us to serve our patients!

Our volunteer Nurse Practioner Christi and our 5000th patient Robert

 

Posted on March 17, 2016 .

The Clinic will be open Monday, March 7th

The clinic will be OPEN on Monday, March 7th beginning at 5pm.  Please arrive early as spots may fill quickly.  Please like and share to spread the word.  If you are new to our clinic, please visit our "patients" tab to download and get a head start on our paperwork- it will save you time when you arrive.  We look forward to serving you!

Posted on March 6, 2016 .

Farlow's on the Water Fundraiser, February 28th, 2016

We are so grateful to Farlow's on the Water and the Englewood Community for supporting our clinic at a fundraiser on February 28th.  The proceeds from this fundraiser help the clinic buy needed medical supplies, diagnostic tests, and provide medications for our patients!  Your generosity makes a huge difference!  Thank you! 

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Posted on March 2, 2016 .

Clinic OPEN Thursday, February 11

The Clinic will be open on Thursday beginning at 5pm.  Please arrive early as spots may fill quickly.  Please like and share to spread the word!  We look forward to seeing you!

Posted on February 10, 2016 .