Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Limelight - Frisco Cares

MISSION: to provide the highest quality, most cost-efficient health and wellness care to the underserved in our community

In 2005 the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class #8 established the Frisco Cares Clinic to meet the growing need of acute healthcare for uninsured children in Collin County. In 2009, services were extended to adults in our community. The Clinic provides medical services, such as routine physical, acute illness visit, and vaccinations, at little cost to the uninsured population of Collin County. In 2010, it is estimated that 18% of Collin County children have limited access to healthcare as a result of being uninsured.

Frisco Cares is a member of the Local Independent Charities of America and is certified as one of the Best in America charities. As of 2008, the Clinic has treated over 1,000 uninsured children. The Clinic actively participates in and benefits from numerous fundraising and community events such as the Lochrann’s Irish Pub and Eatery Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Kids Helping Kids Car Wash, Clothe-A-Child, Frisco Community Parade, Merry Main Street, Macy’s Shop-for-a-Cause, and several public health and safety fairs in the surrounding communities.

Frisco Cares is in need of volunteers from all backgrounds.
  • Medical (physician, nurse, nurse practioner, physician assistant, pharmacists)
  • Referral network (physician, medication or lab services)
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Research/Writing
  • Marketing
  • Translators (Spanish/English)
  • Administrative
  • Setup/breakdown
  • Hospitality
  • Volunteer coordinators
Currently, the clinic is in dire need of epi-pens. If you have additional epi-pens in your practice that you can donate, please contact info@friscocares.org or 214-705-8200.

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