Fayette CARE Clinic earns Gold rating from national standards program

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Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care.

The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.

“We are honored to have been selected for the Gold Rating from the NAFC,” says Deb Presley-Christensen, Executive Director of Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic. “Since 2005, we have continued to provide quality healthcare free to the uninsured, lower-income members of our community at no cost to them. Now, for every $1 donated, Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic provides $10 in healthcare services for those in need. Even more than ever, making sure all have access to care helps keep our entire community its healthiest. ”

Members provide reporting to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating. NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.

For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org. For more information on Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic, visit www.fayettecareclinic.com