PASCOAG – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, the state’s oldest community health center, was awarded several different grants totaling more than $230,000 in the last month, center officials announced on Jan. 15.
The 103-year-old community health center, with more than 13,000 patients, was award $70,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation to extend its reduced fee program who low-income households who narrowly miss qualifying for a federally designated discount.
The Episcopal Charities Fund of Rhode Island awarded WellOne $6,000 towards its charity care to provide financial support for primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, on a sliding fee scale basis.
Ocean State Charities Trust awarded WellOne $2,586 for the purchase of six patient scales in order to ensure the obtainment of accurate vital statistics.
The Champlin Foundations has awarded WellOne $155,000 toward the purchase of a generator at the agency’s Pascoag center in order to: complete necessary surgical and other procedures, which otherwise would be disrupted by a loss of electrical power.
The June Rockwell Levy Foundation has awarded WellOne $20,000 towards general support for the agency’s Foster center
“The awarding of these grants during a time when resources are scarce and the availability of funding is highly competitive, is a continued reflection of the good work that WellOne provides to our communities and our patient,” said WellOne President and CEO Peter J. Bancroft
WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care,
state’s oldest community health center,
Episcopal Charities Fund of Rhode Island awarded WellOne