Photo by Danny Sanchez

 

Ways You Can Help The Parker Family Health Center relies on the goodwill of many volunteers, donors and community supporters to provide health care to the uninsured and working poor in Monmouth County. Unlike many other health care organizations, the Parker Family Health Center is funded overwhelmingly by private philanthropy — by grants and individual donations — as the clinic does not receive insurance reimbursement or regularly budgeted government support. Will Your Gift Make a Difference? Just think about Michael, a four-year-old patient. When a Parker physician noticed his significant developmental delays, he was referred to a neurologist at St. Peter’s University Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a genetic metabolic disorder that can cause mental retardation, among other serious consequences. Now on medication — supplied first with samples, then through pharmacy assistance — Michael is improving. “We love to see him smile,” reported the Parker pediatric case manager. At the Parker Family Health Center, each individual patient is the first priority. And access to health care for those most in need creates benefits for the whole community.

Health Care System: Care at Parker helps the uninsured avoid emergency room visits and hospital stays, lessening the burden of charity care for local hospitals and lowering costs for all.
Employers and Schools: Access to medical care keeps uninsured employees and students healthier and reduces absenteeism year-round.
Local Economy: Healthier people are more likely to find and keep a job, support themselves and their families, and recycle more earnings into the local economy.
Will your gift be well-used? 91 cents of every dollar contributed to the Parker Family Health Center goes directly to patient health care.

 

If you would like more information on donating funds, please contact Anne Torre, Grant Writer and Fund Development Consultant,  at 732-842-9383.

If you are interested in donating stock, please call Irma Hughes, Practice Administrator, at the clinic at 732-212-0777.

To send a donation to the clinic, checks can be made out to Parker Family Health Center and mailed to the clinic at 211 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

All donations to the Parker Family Health Center, Tax ID # 22-3619518, are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.