St. Vincent’s provided free medical and social services to the underserved at annual event

St. Vincent’s provided free medical and social services to the underserved at annual event
Nearly 400 people received medical and social services at the 4th Annual Medical Mission at Home event, where Dr. Jeffrey Mathison, St. Vincent’s chief medical officer, examines a patient in one of the medical bays.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare, part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, provided thousands of free healthcare and social services to nearly 400 local residents at its fourth annual Medical Mission at Home Apr. 27 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Services included basic medical care and testing for the whole family, free prescriptions as needed (no narcotics), emergency dental care, vision and hearing screenings, skin cancer screenings, foot screenings, behavioral health consultations, diabetes education, spiritual care food and clothing, haircuts and social services and resident resources from the City of Jacksonville and other local organizations.

St. Vincent’s and its partners also developed referral plans to connect patients with providers for further medical care beyond the event as needed.

“We hope this is just the beginning of our relationship with those we were blessed to serve here today,” said Tom VanOsdol, Ascension Florida’s president and CEO. “We are thankful for each and every one of our community partners, including the City of Jacksonville, for helping us provide free medical care to our community. We look forward to caring for even more individuals and families next year.”

By Kandace Lankford

Resident Community News

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