Family Health Center of Worcester caregivers are on the frontlines of the historic and unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis. As the medical home for 35,000 local residents, FHCW plays a vital role in our public health system by testing, assessing and caring for patients who can be successfully treated outside of the hospital or emergency room. FHCW’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program (HOAP) is providing medical care in the new emergency shelter established for homeless adults in the City of Worcester. Please support our efforts to keep our community healthy.
Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW), Family Health Center - Southbridge, and FHCW-HOAP remain open for patients in need of essential health care visits. Any patient with fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or other flu-like symptoms should call before coming to the health center.
FHCW is in urgent need of financial support to continue operations, and to maintain the medical supplies and personal protective equipment needed to confront this epidemic in the community. We have implemented new technology to reach patients through telehealth to allow us to conduct medical and behavioral health visits while patients remain safe in their homes. We have taken every possible measure to protect our staff and our patients, including changing the entrances to the health center, establishing triage tents outside the health center, and establishing separate entrances to isolate, assess and treat patients with respiratory symptoms apart from patients in need of other care and services. Pregnant women and newborn visits have a separate entrance and floor in the building to allow these vulnerable patients to be treated safely.
Please make a gift of any amount to help us raise $50,000 to continue to care for our community.