Family Health Centers Fund
St. Margaret Foundation helps some of the poorest people in our region access medical care at the three UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield and New Kensington. Sixty-nine percent of the patients treated at these facilities are uninsured or underinsured with 56% of them covered by Medicaid. Interestingly the most common age of the nearly 33,000 patient visits annually is 20 to 29 and the second is between 10 and 19.
The Foundation provides grants to these facilities annually to cover things such as immunizations and medications. It also provides additional support for several of their community programs including Reach Out and Read, Teddy Bear Clinic, food vouchers for holiday meals, and support for materials so that the medical directors may teach nutrition education and human sexuality education in the inner-city schools.
In January of 2012 St. Margaret Foundation was able to secure $265,000 to launch a pilot behavioral health support program at all three Family Health Centers whereby a psychiatrist and social worker circulate between the centers providing behavioral health support on site.
Click here for more information on UPMC St. Margaret's Family Health Centers.