By Linda Werner • Reader submitted
October 8, 2014
The J. J. Keller Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 support primary health care services at the Living Healthy Community Clinic (LHCC) for the uninsured in Oshkosh. This is the sixth consecutive year that the J. J. Keller Foundation has made a commitment to assure that this valuable community resource remains available to those who have nowhere else to turn for health care.
The LHCC has proven to be an efficient and cost effective way to deliver primary health care to the uninsured in Winnebago County. In 2013, it provided $6.70 in direct medical services for every dollar donated to it. The average cost per visit was $75.34 and the average per patient cost $341.09 including all medication, in-house diagnostic services and lab work. Over 5,800 prescriptions were filled. A total of 990 patients made 4,483 visits last year. Through August of 2014, the number of individuals served has dropped by 5.34 percent while the number of new patients increased by 6.89 percent.