Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic, Inc. Grantee Spotlight
- 2015 Award Amount: $38,000
- 2014 Award Amount: $40,000
- 2013 Award Amount: $50,000
The Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic, Inc. (FCHC) has been a 501 (c) (3) non-profit clinic since 2000. Its mission is to provide access to care to people with viral hepatitis. The program offers free hepatitis screening at local organizations and provides treatment at the Clinic to patients confirmed with a quantitative infection of HBV and/or HCV. Project goals are to identify persons infected with viral hepatitis as early in the course of their disease as possible and to provide these individuals with access to care.
A grant of $38,000 supports the Hepatitis Screening, Evaluation and Treatment Program and provides comprehensive care to uninsured, underinsured and working poor individuals infected with viral hepatitis in Frederick County. These efforts are targeted toward racial and ethnic minorities, the mentally ill, elderly, homeless, chronically ill, disabled, substance addicted, illiterate and immigrant populations.