Corporal Works of Mercy; Visit the Sick
Visiting [with] the sick is at the foundation of Holy Family Healthcare’s mission. We see children newborn to age 18 for regular check-ups, immunizations, chronic and acute illnesses, prescription monitoring, mental-health counseling, and other medical issues as they arise. We began our services with a mobile clinical unit, which we took to the Telamon school for on-site pediatric visits. We have also taken it to nearby migrant camps on weekends to see children for sick visits and physicals.
In 2015, we purchased and renovated the former Red Cross building in Hartford, moving into our new office in November of that year. We accept all insurances; uninsured families pay for services according to a sliding fee scale; and those unable to pay even a nominal $20 fee receive free service and leave with enough groceries to feed their families for the week (see Feed the Hungry).
In September 2016, we agreed to collaborate with Van Buren Intermediate School District on seeking grants to facilitate the implementation of telemedicine services, allowing physicians to examine patients remotely. Together, we are developing a telemed program that will benefit school children, migrant workers, and the homeless. The person spearheading the funding procurement is adamant about Holy Family Healthcare’s involvement, saying that we have “the right approach” to helping those in need.