Health Partners receives grant

TROY — Health Partners Free Clinic, located in Troy received a $20,000 grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation.

The grant will be used to fund annual costs to expand hours for a full-time staff nurse practitioner and to continue to provide care to uninsured and underinsured of Miami County.

Coverys is a leading medical professional liability insurance provider and insures over 32,000 physicians, dentists and allied healthcare providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics throughout the nation. Coverys and the Foundation remain a consistent support for non-profit organizations and state/regional medical societies through innovative projects committed to improving patient care.

“For thousands of residents of Miami County, Health Partners is the only option for medical care,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “Coverys is proud to support Health Partners’ mission of providing high-quality care for those in need while ensuring consistent patient safety and care.”

“This grant allows the medical staff to continue patient care, at both scheduled appointments and walk-in clinic times, at no cost to the patient,” said Health Partners Executive Director Justin Coby. “Other services include nursing visits, prescription assistance, diagnostic/lab testing, and social service consults.”

According to Coby, in 2014, clinic volunteers cared for 1,137 unduplicated patients in providing 4,263 medical visits. They also dispensed 13,730 prescriptions valued at more than $2 million; and provided 3,037 diagnostic/lab tests.

Health Partners incorporated in 1998 and is Miami County’s lone free medical clinic.