Thank you to the Servants Health Centre in Dunedin for their commitment to providing free medical care to those who need it most.
Servants Health Centre was initially founded by two doctors and a midwife in 2010. The free clinic is operated by volunteers and helps those people in Dunedin who are struggling financially and cannot afford to pay for healthcare services.
The location of the clinic is strategically placed to benefit the majority of their patients who depend on public transportation. They offer a variety of medical tests and services.
In the last few months alone, the Catalytic Foundation community grant has contributed towards:
- 81% of their patients have received education about smoking and advice on how to quit
- 89% of their patients have had a cardiovascular risk assessment
- 82% of their eligible patients have had a cervical smear
- 76% of their ‘at risk’ patients have had a flu vaccine
- 44% of their patients have had a comprehensive health assessment
- Approximately 425 people living in poverty received free healthcare services
The Catalytic Foundation acknowledge and appreciate the inspirational work done by Servants Health Centre and their volunteers. We are proud to have supported their ability to service patients throughout Dunedin.
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