Christ Clinic Inc

A nonprofit organization

$22,519 raised by 26 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Christ Clinic is reliant upon generous contributions of those willing to partner with us as we serve residents of Fort Collins, CO, and surrounding areas to support medical, mental, dietary, laboratory, and other diagnostic testing and treatment needs in a family medicine setting.

Testimonials

The following three notes are taken from cards of appreciation sent to Christ Clinic following care that was given to patients. The names have been abbreviated to the first character for privacy.

(1) "I am so grateful for your grace, care and kindness. Thank you all. God bless." C

(2) "Dear Christ Clinic Doctors and Staff, Thank you so much for your considerate and professional medical care. Navigating health care in a new city without insurance is a daunting experience. You have definitely made my journey much easier. Thank you." N.

(3) "Dear Friends at Christ Clinic, My thanks for your wonderful assistance in acquiring a complete exam and specific tests required by the country of Papua New Guinea. As I return soon to serve there, I wanted to thank all of those who assisted me, signed forms, produced papers and greatly encouraged me on my way. May your service to our community be a light, shining with the grace of God. With great appreciation," M.

Posted on our Facebook site:
"I can never thank you all enough for saving my life. I pray for your continuance and blessings." M.

Mission

Our mission is to follow Jesus by providing medical and spiritual care to members of the Northern Colorado community who experience hardship in the face of illness due to lack of access to health care. Christ Clinic accomplishes its mission by providing free primary care in an outpatient setting for all members of the family.

Background Statement

The genesis for Christ Clinic came with the recognition that there were a large number of uninsured patients in Northern Colorado who lacked access to health care and that the existing resources to provide that care were overstretched. The 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey estimated that roughly 47,900 people were uninsured. The two main providers of health care for underserved patients in Fort Collins at the time charged for services on an ability-to-pay-basis and simply could not accommodate the large number of uninsured in a timely manner. An initial steering committee of medical professionals and lay people attending churches in Fort Collins concluded that lack of access to health care was a need which could be addressed by an all-volunteer organization seeking to follow Jesus' example of caring for those who were ill and physically vulnerable by providing free outpatient medical care.

Christ Clinic was incorporated as a non-profit corporation on May 3, 2012. The clinic began operations with its first clinic session on October 15, 2012 and received its 501(c)3 tax exempt charity status on November 20, 2012. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the number of uninsured patients in Larimer county decreased from 15.7% of residents in 2011 to 4.9% in 2017, but has been on the rise again since the COVID pandemic began in 2020 and currently sits at 5.8%, or almost 21,000 individuals.

Over the past decade of service, and with the exception of the worst months of the COVID pandemic, the number of unique patients and number of patient appointments at Christ Clinic has increased. This reflects the continued desire of patients who cannot otherwise access health care, either for financial reasons or because of the limited number of Medicaid providers, to receive care at a free clinic.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Christ Clinic Inc

other names

Christ Clinic

Year Established

2012

Tax id (EIN)

45-5300042

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, Health Care

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

3920 South Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US

Phone

970-481-2390

Fax

888-801-1712

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