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Caring for the Underserved in Berks County

M e d i c a l r e c o r d f e at u r e

The FaithCare
PA Health Center
by Authors: Melissa Phillips, Bunmi Ojikutu,
MD, and Peter F. Schnatz, DO

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he mission of FaithCare is to bring health, hope, and
healing, to and through the health care community,
providing transforming love locally and internationally.
FaithCare is currently in its 25th year as an organization and its
headquarters is housed in Hartford, Connecticut. With several
chapters scattered nationally and internationally, each chapter
seeks to promote individual faith, community outreach, and
International missions.
FaithCare is currently beginning a building project for a
clinic/hospital in Nigeria. We are also working on a similar
project in rural Haiti with hopes of acquiring land for a
building project in the near future. FaithCare also takes teams
internationally throughout the year to bring needed medical,
surgical and spiritual care.
Community outreach has included a number of efforts, but
one of the most rewarding and needed have been the free health
care clinics including the one started in downtown Reading, PA.
The clinic was initially, and for a short period of time, located
at the Hope Rescue Mission. We subsequently moved to the
Dove Ministries and utilize the basement of that facility for
our healthcare. We currently see patients one day a month with
hopes of increasing this to 1 Saturday and an additional week day
evening per month, with the potential of increasing further from
there.
Our experienced and dedicated staff of volunteers from the
Berks County area can offer a wide variety of care such as adult
care, pediatrics, Obstetrics, gynecology, nutrition, ultrasounds,
and most recently added are diabetic eye exams. We have grown
steadily from 69 patients in 2016, to 75 in 2018, and 95 in 2018
and anticipate the same momentum for 2019. Most importantly
over the past three years we have been able to pray and share
the Gospel with over 70 people and more than 35 have made
decisions for faith and spiritual growth.
Our patients range from under resourced and/or uninsured,
insured with limited access to providers and long waiting lists
for appointments, to insured patients with high out of pocket
costs who cannot afford regular physician well visits. Each patient
seen not only is offered healthcare, but we also offer Prayer and
Spiritual Support to anyone who would like it.

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