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Christmas at the Clinic Gives Health and Hope

This past Tuesday, November 28, supporters of the Health & Hope Clinic filled the Pensacola Country Club to raise funds to help the uninsured and underserved residents of the greater Pensacola area.
The Health and Hope Clinic is a volunteer and donor-driven medical and dental clinic that provides FREE healthcare and wrap-around service to uninsured residents.
The annual Christmas at the Clinic fundraiser displayed beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths donated by area decorators, florists, and businesses. The evening included a silent and live auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a variety of holiday desserts.
The silent auction featured the trees and wreaths with gift cards/certificates from favorite businesses in Pensacola and the live auction was emceed by Marty Stanovich of First Tee of Gulf Coast Florida.
Live auction items like a one-week ski vacation at a luxurious chalet in Breckenridge, Colorado donated by NurseSpring; a diamond necklace or Vahan sterling silver and 14KY diamond bracelet by BERE’ Jewelers; and a VIP weekend including a 3 bedroom/3 bath beach club condo brought in approximately $200,000 in much-needed support funds.

Since 2003, the history of the Health & Hope Clinic reflects a proven track record of providing quality care for the “whole person” using measurable outcomes and accountability. 

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Last year, the Clinic provided over $5.2 million of medical and dental services through 338 volunteers (185 active licensed healthcare providers and 153 non-medical volunteers), providing over 32,000 volunteer hours (equating to $1,115,547 in paid salaries).

The clinic provided 11,610 patient visits in the 2022-2023 fiscal year for its 1414 unique patients who call Health and Hope their medical home. For every dollar given to Health and Hope, over $10 is provided in medical care. 

Not one penny of the $5 million in free medicines and over $2 million in free medical and dental care gets billed to Medicare or to anyone else. The Health and Hope Clinic is 100% cost-free.

In addition to extensive donations from community partners, the Health & Hope Clinic collaborates with UWF, PCC, PSC, FSU Medical School, and FAMU Pharmacy School. This not only serves the clinic but provides a unique “hands-on” experience for students in the medical field.

The Health & Hope Clinic is always in need of financial and volunteer support. Information on volunteering is available on the website listed below. Donations can be received online here: https://www.healthandhopeclinic.org/donate.html

For more information on this valuable resource, visit their website at  https://www.healthandhopeclinic.org/ and stop by Facebook for stories and photos about current work here https://www.facebook.com/healthandhopeclinic.