TriCity Health Partnership in St. Charles received a new building from a private donor.
Due to this incredible donation, the association will expand its services by converting the property into a dedicated dental facility, while the current location will maintain the medical facility.
“The donors of this building are real angels! Receiving such a generous gift is both overwhelming and inspiring, ”said Kim Lamansky, Executive Director. “It was hard not to shout our gratitude from the rooftops, but they wanted to stay behind the scenes and let our mission speak for them.”
In addition, the construction costs were covered by subsidies and external donations. The building most recently housed an insurance agency, so turning it into a dental clinic is a big undertaking. A strong group of community members volunteer their construction knowledge, so out-of-pocket expenses are minimal.
“When nearly 10% of Kane County does not have health insurance, our clinic is vital to the community. Since 2016, patient visits have increased by 40%,” said Lamansky. “The current small two-room apartment building simply could not meet demand. This expansion will give us the opportunity to meet these needs.
Lamansky continued, “When we first talked about expanding our space, we knew moving to a traditional medical complex was not the ideal fit for our mission. . Charles. Within a block, you will find care for those in need with medical, dental, Lighthouse Recovery and Lazarus House care. The donor fell in love with this concept and we are extremely grateful to be included in their vision. “
TriCity Health Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides free medical and dental care to low-income and uninsured residents of Central Kane County. Celebrating 20 years of service, they have made over 36,000 site visits and thousands more with outpatient medical and dental professionals. Supported by a small team, more than 160 volunteer medical and dental professionals treat those in need free of charge.
Patients never pay fees for exams, treatments, lab work, x-rays, medications, or more. It does not receive federal or state funding, but relies on grants, donations and fundraisers to continue providing care to those in need. By working with Northwestern Medicine, Delnor Hospital is providing relief from these ancillary costs while working to prevent those in need from unnecessary emergency room visits.
For more information on Tri City Health Partnership, or how you can donate, visit www.tchpfreeclinic.org or call (630) 377-9277.