We have so much to be thankful for! MyClinic is the only independent, not for profit, FREE CLINIC in northern Palm Beach County offering comprehensive health care to 2700+ uninsured adults and children who have limited financial resources.
Thanks to our 170+ dedicated volunteers and staff, funders, donors and support from Jupiter Medical Center, MyClinic provides high quality medical care, behavioral health counseling, diabetes and nutrition education, chronic disease and medication management (in partnership with PBAU’s Gregory School of Pharmacy), care coordination, referrals for urgent dental care and lab and imaging services free of charge.
MyClinic Needs Your Support!
In this changing healthcare landscape, MyClinic continuously seeks innovative solutions to identify and fill gaps in care for those most in need. We could not accomplish this without countless hours and support from our generous volunteers, partners and donors. In-kind services and donated supplies are valued at over $700,000 this year. We look forward to continuing to work together to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable neighbors.
With much gratitude, Dr. Ron Surowitz, MyClinic Board Chairman
Building Fund Update
Three years ago, a pioneer project was proposed- co-locating a free clinic (MyClinic) with a federally qualified health center to further broaden the healthcare safety net in northern Palm Beach County. With help from donors and a loan from Valley National Bank, MyClinic purchased a 5000 square foot medical office building and leases space within the facility to C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
In less than three years, thanks to support from individual donors and foundations, MyClinic is more than 70% towards the goal of eliminating the bank loan, enhancing long term sustainability.
J.M. is a 28 year old male patient who was diagnosed with Diabetes approximately two years ago while living outside of Palm Beach County. As a result of poor control of this condition, JM developed significant complications including potentially life threatening Diabetic Ketoacidosis and was hospitalized on two occasions.
Early 2019, JM moved to Jupiter and came to MyClinic. Thanks to MyClinic’s integrated approach, JM received diabetes education (partnership with Jupiter Medical Center), medication management and access, including free insulin (collaboration with PBAU's Gregory School of Pharmacy, see below program details) and behavioral health counseling.
In less than one year, JM’s HbA1C dropped from dangerously high 12 to well-controlled 6 and he is considering returning to school to pursue a career in health care.
What are the most common behavioral health issues you observe at MyClinic?
I see patients with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, family conflicts as well as chronic diseases and substance abuse. These issues can affect patients’ ability to provide for their family or keep a job, which is especially critical for people with challenging socio-economic backgrounds.
At MyClinic, we help patients become more aware and in charge of their health, motivated to do well both physically and mentally. Our integrated approach requires every new patient to complete a questionnaire to assess emotional wellbeing.
We take time with each patient to make sure they provide an accurate picture of all of their health issues. I sometimes refer patients to other specialists such as psychiatrists when there are more complicated mental health issues and the patient would benefit from more specialized help or a support group.
What do you like best at MyClinic?
I love the team! It’s amazing how with love, care, compassion and humor, we try to help one patient at a time. And I see results! I love what I do and get energized by helping patients. So it’s a joy to come here to do something that feels right and helps people improve their health. READ MORE...
Yvonne Santiago, LMHC is MyClinic's Behavioral Health Provider.
Watch the full interview with Yvonne on our Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/MyClinic_Videos
Coleen Haleyis an APRN working in a local hospital’s Emergency Department. Five years ago, Coleen began volunteering at MyClinic to help people who cannot afford to pay for medical care. She witnessed MyClinic’s amazing transformation from a basic clinic operating in temporary space to a robust healthcare facility practicing an integrative, holistic approach to medicine.
Coleen sees patients for all types of conditions, ranging from primary care issues to chronic conditions like hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes. For many patients, this is the first time they have seen a health care provider in years or even decades. “That’s when MyClinic resembles a concierge doctor’s office: the staff takes its time with every patient and makes sure all of their issues are addressed when they come in for an appointment.”
If MyClinic was a person,
I'd describe it in three words as: Loving, Caring, Intentional.
- Coleen Haley, Volunteer APRN at MyClinic
MyClinic is fortunate to partner with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy to provide an integrated Chronic Disease and Medication Management Program. Led by Dr’s Amy Henneman (right), PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Residency Program, and Samantha Axtell (left), PharmD, Assistant Professors of Pharmacy Practice at PBAU, the goal of the program is to help patients obtain better control of their chronic diseases including diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure through education, medication management and monitoring. READ MORE...
“The patients are truly a blessing and we are very thankful to get to work with them. The team is a true joy to partner with. They are passionate advocates for the patients and we’re excited to be a part of the MyClinic team."
MyClinic Awarded By "Target: BP" Program For 3rd Year
MyClinic was recognized as a Gold Status Practice of Distinction for its commitment to blood pressure management by the "Target: BP (Blood Pressure) Recognition Program", for the 3rd consecutive year.
The Gold Status is awarded to physician practices and health systems who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve.
The Program is run by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA).
Here's How You Can Help:
Support MyClinic's ongoing clinic operations and programs. You can donate online via our Secure Online Portal(HERE) or mail your donation to MyClinic, 411 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458. Your donation will help transform the health of our patients and our community. More information: http://myclinicjupiter.org/donate/
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MyClinic Board of Directors:
Dr. Ron Surowitz, Chairman
Douglas Brown, Vice Chairman
Debra Erickson, Treasurer
Barry Byrd, Secretary
Dr. Catherine Drourr, Medical Director
Dr. Jaime Lambrecht
Amy Pepper, MBA, Executive Director
Diane Williams, Program Manager
Alexandra Davenport, Administrative Assistant
Eileen Donahue, Marketing & Outreach
Patricia Ferrer, Care Coordinator
Alina Homorozean, Marketing Consultant
Thien Nguyen, Medical Records
Yvonne Santiago, LMHC, Behavioral Health Provider