We Assist with Medicine and Health Care Needs
Tricounty Family Ministries’ volunteer health program strives to foster and facilitate “whole person” health (body, mind and spirit) of anyone in need. These Healing Hands Ministries focus on helping under-served, uninsured and lost individuals with their medical needs, while fostering relationships that empower them to better maintain their own long-term health care.
Professional nurses volunteer their time and college interns gain practical clinical experience running the program. Classes focusing on diabetes care and nutrition are also offered to help clients learn to take better care of themselves.
In fact, Tricounty Family Ministries helped 654 clients stay on their medications last year alone. Trained volunteers cut through red tape and complete applications that allow clients to obtain long-term, life-sustaining medications directly from the manufacturer at little or no cost. The lengthy application process must be completed for each separate medication and renewed at least twice a year. Usually it takes about four weeks for a six-month’s supply of medication to arrive for the client at the physician’s office.