ACE-SAP Free Clinic Recives Two Grants

August 19, 2010

WATERLOO, Iowa—Allen College chancellor Dr. Jerry Durham has announced that the Allen Community Engagement-Salvation Army Partnership (ACE-SAP) Free Clinic has received grants from two Cedar Valley foundations.  The Cedar Valley United Way has awarded the College $10,000 for medical supplies and equipment.   The Max & Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation gave a $12,800 grant to support the clinic’s mission and operations.Founded in October 2008, the ACE-SAP Free Clinic is a member of the Free Clinics of Iowa and operates out of donated space at The Salvation Army in downtown Waterloo.  This location is easily accessible by bus and provides the clinic with high visibility among target populations.  Two exam rooms are staffed by Allen College students who provide care while fulfilling their clinical and service-learning requirements for the MSN degree.  They are supervised by nurse practitioner faculty members.  The clinic has expanded to occupy a third room for mental health assessments.   

The Clinic’s services are free and walk-in appointments are welcome.  Provided services  include: 1) comprehensive health assessments including personal health histories; 2) lipid and glucose testing with five minute results eliminating the need for second appointments; 3) vaccinations, supplies and medication samples such as blood glucose sticks or insulin to equip patients with resources to initiate changes in their health; 4) drug prescriptions and vouchers that allow patients to obtain generic medications without cost 5) education on wellness and prevention issues such as explanation of test results, advice for health improvement, and printed educational materials; 6) special events with concentrated marketing to emphasize prevention such as day-long lipid screenings, dental care clinics, and a proposed lunch and learn series for diabetics on healthy eating and exercise; 7) annual physicals to fulfill youth sports program requirements and employment criteria; 8) mental health care; and 9) acute care as needed.  At the conclusion of each assessment, the care providers offer referrals to local community health providers if necessary.

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