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Stamford, CT, June 20 2006 – AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk has received a $10,000 grant from the Perrin Family Foundation that will support the operations of its Pediatric Clinic.The Ridgefield based Perrin Family Foundation, whose mission is to provide equal opportunities for children and young adults to lead safe, productive and creative lives, is a supporter of AmeriCares.Since its opening in 1994, the Norwalk Free Clinic has provided health care services valued at over $5 million to more than 6,500 uninsured residents of the greater Norwalk area. Most recently, the Norwalk Free Clinic completed the addition of two new patient exam rooms expanding its capacity to five rooms.
AmeriCares Free Clinics provide free primary care to uninsured residents in a setting where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. The AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk offers sessions to those 16 and older in an adult clinic on Tuesdays, from 1-4 and Saturdays, from 9-12, and sessions for those under 16 in the Pediatric Clinic on Wednesdays, from 2-4.
AmeriCares Free Clinics accept no federal government funding. Rather, it operates with private donations and volunteer services. Partnerships like this allow the clinic to continue its work in providing medical services to children who would otherwise receive delayed or no treatment at all. In addition, the Pediatric Clinic offers school physicals which allow children to enter school on a timelier basis.In addition to the Norwalk location, AmeriCares Free Clinics provides medical care to the uninsured in Danbury and Bridgeport. For more information, visit the website at americaresfreeclinics.org or call 1-800-486-HELP (4357).