COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 30, 2020) – For its work to ensure the medically underserved have access to dental and eye care, WellPartners Dental and Eye Health earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.
The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics are free clinics for Fairfield, Richland and Lexington County patients to receive dental and eye services that provide preventative and restorative care to children and adults in the Midlands.
WellPartners is owned and operated by United Way of the Midlands with primary support from community partners including Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health and Richland County.
“The gold rating is another demonstration of the commitment to providing high quality health care to those who live in our community,” said Tamara Stockton, DDS, MAGD, dental director of WellPartners Dental Clinics. “The clinic earned this honor because of the expertise and compassion of the staff and volunteer healthcare professionals, who are dedicated to delivering high quality care within the communities we serve.”
To attain their standards rating, NAFC members submit information to the NAFC that they have policies and procedures in place and show that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.
For more information about the NAFC, please visit www.naflclinics.org.
About the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies that serve them. The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is working to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care and strives to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all. For more information about the NAFC, please visit www.naflclinics.org.
About United Way
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit uway.org.
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