Donation Supports Free Health Clinic in Downtown Pittsburgh
Brother’s Brother Foundation sent a truck of assorted medical equipment and medical supplies to a free medical clinic in Downtown Pittsburgh earlier this month, establishing a new partnership with Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh.
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh’s Free Health Care Center provides free medical services to adults ages 19 years or older who make an annual income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Line ($36,450).
The Downtown clinic offers everything from general and preventive care, such as primary care visits and health screenings, to appointments with endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and other specialists. Free dental exams and specialty dental care, such as endodontics and periodontics, are also provided. The clinic is run by a handful of employees and forty volunteer health care providers and clerical workers.
BBF’s donation to Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh has supplied the health clinic with an exam table, a procedure light, 3,000 pairs of exam gloves and more than 2,000 isolation and surgical gowns.
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Photo Caption: Liam Carstens, Brother’s Brother Foundation’s vice president of programs (left); Emily Umble, Brother’s Brother Foundation’s program coordinator (center); and, Carolyn Garver, nurse manager of Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh’s Free Health Care Center (right), stand next to boxes of surgical gowns donated to the health clinic.