Hope and Healing at the Neighborhood Health Clinic
Over twenty years ago, before Neighborhood Health Clinic ever served its first patient, the concept of a medical home for the working poor of Collier County was just a hope in the hearts of Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid. Not long after their retirement from a successful dermatology practice and ER nursing career, they sat down around their kitchen table, pen in hand, and inscribed their vision for the Neighborhood Health Clinic.
Already a well-known presence in the Naples community, friends and health professionals embraced their cause. And on April 12, 1999, the Clinic opened its doors to the first of many patients to come.
Since inception the Clinic’s mission has remained steadfast delivering quality medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy. Through the generous financial support of individuals and businesses, without any government funding or insurance, the Clinic has ensured continued lifesaving care.
The most recent audit confirmed the valuable resources donors provided have been utilized in the most cost-effective ways possible with 94 cents of every dollar going directly to patient care.
Fulfilling the needs of Clinic patients, the campus has since grown into a full service, education-centered healthcare campus. The Clinic now encompasses over 32,000 square feet, with more than 700 volunteer professionals providing patients with quality health care, including more than 25 specialized services, using state-of-the-art medical equipment, as well as a diagnostic testing lab and medication dispensary.
In the past year, patient visits numbered in excess of 11,000, with 28,000 procedures performed, and over 23,000 prescriptions filled.
The Armstrong Medical Building houses the many specialty services we offer, including dental and radiology suites, cardiology, ENT, gynecology, ophthalmology, and wound care. With the new Van Domelen Education and Wellness Building, patients are enrolled in classes including Healthy Lifestyles, Smoking Cessation and Breast Health, with Diabetic nutrition counseling on an individual basis within the Clinic.
The Clinic offers a comprehensive approach to patient care: diagnosis, education, treatment, medicine and counseling, at no cost to patients!
To qualify for Clinic services, potential patients must:
- Be 19 to 64 years of age
- Be a Collier County resident
- Be working a minimum of 80 hours per month
- Earn up to 200% of the current Federal Poverty Level
- Be uninsured – not actively enrolled in health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.
Call 239-529-2255 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As Chief Development Officer, Keith Maples says, “The Clinic will always grow to meet the needs of the community.” We’d love for you to see for yourself; join us for an event or a free tour of the Clinic Campus.”
Neighborhood Health Clinic Evening Tours
January 25 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
February 22 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
March 22 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
April 26 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wine, beverages and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Complimentary event.
Registration is required.
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