Give today to support our community's health!
UPDATE: If you would like help fund personal protective equipment (PPE) for La Maestra's healthcare staff, please consider donating and sharing the link to your community: https://tinyurl.com/LMCHC-COVID19-Fund.
We are amazed by the generous donation of PPE and funding we are receiving from our many donors and community partners. Let’s keep the momentum going. We will all get through this together. Be safe, and stay healthy!
For the first time in more than 30 years, Brennan has health insurance and access to a myriad of primary medical and specialty care services at La Maestra Community Health Centers. Brennan had ignored serious symptoms for a long time, and after a visit to La Maestra's Imaging Center he discovered that his appendix was ready to burst. Dedicated La Maestra staff immediately referred Brennan to the emergency room for an emergency surgery that prevented a potentially fatal ruptured appendix. Thanks to generous donors like you, Brennan and more than 44,600 other patients like him are able to receive needed medical services at a low cost.
Help patients like Brennan obtain essential medical services by making a tax-deductible donation today. Donations big and small allow La Maestra to provide high quality, culturally and linguistically competent care to low-income, uninsured and underinsured populations.
A donation of $35 will cover the cost of a primary care visit for an uninsured patient. This could mean that a new patient finds a medical home and gains access to a wide range of primary and specialty health care services as well as social services. La Maestra provides medical, dental, optometry, and mental and behavioral health care including substance abuse services. La Maestra also provides health education, food pantries, job training and placement, transitional housing, legal advocacy services, and youth summer and after-school enrichment programs. At La Maestra, we believe in responding to patients' many needs to address not only medical care, but overall wellness and self-sufficiency.
Any contribution that you make today will go a long way in helping patients in need during a time of economic uncertainty for Federally Qualified Health Centers like La Maestra. The Community Health Centers Fund, which makes up more than 70% of health centers' federal grant funding, expired on October 1. If the Health Center funding cliff is not fixed, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) estimates that 2,800 health centers will be forced to close and nine million patients will lose access to comprehensive primary care. Please consider making a donation of any size in order to help La Maestra to continue serving patients like Brennan who depend on community health cetners to stay healthy.
Thank you for helping to serve medically underserved communities. With your support, La Maestra can continue to expand services for those most in need.
Zara Marselian, Chief Executive Officer