Who We Serve
There are many patient stories and we could not help these patients if it were not for our donors, supporters, and volunteers of the clinic. We greatly appreciate our partnership with all of you!
The factory where we had worked closed down, and we were out of jobs at the same time, Jose’ wife, Victoria Paga, learned from a friend that the Clinic doesn’t turn people away if they cannot afford their fee. Unfortunately, they both remain uninsured because Victoria is self-employed as a house cleaner, and Jose is working part time. Over the years, she has been seen at the clinic for several chronic conditions. The high quality care given by Clinic staff has helped them both remain healthy and employed. When the new dental clinic opened, they were offered services by our staff, and were the very first dental patients.
Meet Diane (McCullom Lake)
“In November 2015, I noticed a large lump in my breast which I was very concerned about.” I had to have it examined and I saw Dr. Riggs in McHenry. She told me about the clinic. She personally put me on her patient list there. When I met Dr. Riggs there, I was happy to see how much time she took to just talk with me and reassure me. I needed to have several screenings and exams done, especially since I had not had a mammogram in over 15 years. Dr. Riggs was very nice and helpful – I told her she was my new best friend! She and the Gavers Cancer Center referred me to the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Center Program (IBCCP). I had not only an ultrasound, but also a mammogram; and when my tests came back with good results, I was so relieved. Through my journey, I experienced wonderful care everywhere I went, and at the Clinic everyone was terrific to deal with. I would like your supporters to see how the clinic not only helps those that are sick, but also those of us that are grateful to have a sense of relief knowing we have a place to go for help if needed.
Meet Roxanne (Cary)
Roxanne was referred to the Clinic through a member of her church who happens to be the Clinic’s Finance Manager. She had just moved here from Texas. She moved in with a friend and her family but immediately discovered the home environment was unsuitable. With not having family in the Illinois area, Roxanne sought assistance and was referred to the Clinic. She was seen by one of our physicians who performed a physical and provided the medications she needed. Roxanne was amazed at how the clinic was able to address her various needs all in one facility. Whether it was orthopedic, counseling, general medical or preventative care issues the Clinic was able to address all of them for her. “I feel like they have an unconditional willingness to make the patient’s need a priority while adding compassion and professionalism to it. I have been to some of the best hospitals in the country and I would consider the Clinic as being as exemplary as any of the world renowned facilities I have been treated at.”