Cardinal Innovations’ Helps Triad Non-Profit Deliver No-Cost Medical Care for Uninsured Davie County Residents

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — June 15, 2021
Charlotte, NC / June 15, 2021 For two decades, a Mocksville, NC-based non-profit organization has helped achieve improved health and quality of life for thousands of residents who can not afford medical care. With the pandemic battering the state’s most vulnerable populations, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is supporting this ongoing mission when the need has never been greater.

Cardinal Innovations awarded a $15,000 community reinvestment grant to A Storehouse for Jesus, a non-profit, independent, non–denominational Christian ministry that provides medical care and prescription medications at no cost through its Medical Ministry. The organization also offers free food, clothing and household items for those in need.

The Medical Ministry operates a clinic providing free medical care, laboratory testing and prescription medications to uninsured Davie County residents with incomes under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, set at $26,500 for a family of four. The clinic is staffed entirely by volunteer physicians, physician assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, translators and support staff. Other clinicians who provide on-site treatment include a psychiatrist, ophthalmologist and diabetes educator. Patients may also receive referrals for dentistry, more complicated testing and medical sub-specialties.

The only free medical clinic in Davie County, the Ministry saw 473 patients during more than 1,300 clinic visits and filled more than 12,000 prescriptions at no cost in 2020.

“Despite the many challenges of the pandemic, we have continued providing essential medical care to the underserved residents of Davie County. Clinic data clearly shows a significant number of people who need access to the free health care and other services that we provide,’ said Debbie Crutchfield, Executive Director of A Storehouse for Jesus. “Our Medical Ministry is blessed with faithful volunteers and donors who continue to provide the staffing and funding that enables us to deliver this vital service to our community. We’re enormously grateful for Cardinal Innovations’ help in making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.”

“A Storehouse for Jesus are doing inspiring work and providing a vital social benefit in Mocksville and the Triad,” said Trey Sutten, Cardinal Innovations CEO. “We’re honored to provide this grant in recognition of our shared goal to improve health outcomes for vulnerable members of our community.”

About Cardinal Innovations Healthcare: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is a specialized health plan and care coordinator for Medicaid recipients and the under- and uninsured in North Carolina with complex behavioral and special needs. Cardinal Innovations connects people with treatment and support for mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders through a network of providers in their communities. The organization serves this important role in 20 counties. In 2020, Cardinal Innovations administered nearly $850 million for the care of 825,000 people in the region and invested more than $50 million to improve support systems and to respond to the pandemic. Cardinal Innovations also works with local governments to address public health concerns such as homelessness, suicide prevention, child welfare and domestic violence through education, engagement and outreach.

About A Storehouse for Jesus: Founded in 1993, A Storehouse for Jesus is a non-profit, independent, non–denominational Christian ministry providing free food, clothing, household items, medical care and prescription medications to those in need who live in Davie County, NC. Services are delivered without regard for religion, race, sex, national origin or any other basis protected by federal law. All items and services are free of charge and are provided through our Distribution/Food Ministry and our Medical Ministry.

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