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ACCESS NOW EARNS TOP RATING FROM NAFC
Access Now is proud to have earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program.
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.
Click here to learn more about the NAFC Membership Quality Standards Program.
IT'S ABOUT ACCESS.....NOW
Click here for our 2020 full-page ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch thanking more than 1,000 caring and compassionate physicians and healthcare staff who generously donate their medical services free of charge to thousands of patients in the greater Richmond area.
Access Now Gets TV Shout Out
Click here for a terrific report by WRIC co-anchor Amy Lacey that mentions Access Now. Our friend Mindy Conklin, who founded Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2), held its fifth-annual Boxer Brief 5K in 2017 to raise awareness about colonoscopies. Access Now partners with HCB2 to provide early detection for colon cancer.
Access Now Makes “Vital Signs” List
Access Now was listed as only one of 20 organizations noted in the 2016 Richmond Times-Dispatch’s “Vital Signs,” reflecting the region’s “vibrant, varied health and medical presence."
Click here to read more about the distinction!
Click here for RAM’s Immediate Past President Dr. Harry Bear’s praise for the good works of Access Now’s dedicated volunteers published by the Times-Dispatch (scroll down to "Kudos for coverage of medical community").
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Access Now Key Link in Richmond-area Charity Care Chain
Times-Dispatch writer Tammie Smith used Access Now and the Richmond Academy of Medicine to answer a reader’s question: “Can you explain charity care?”
When Medical Care Is Truly Priceless
Access Now, the RAM-based specialty care program, was profiled by Richmond Family Magazine in its July 2013 issue. Click here to read "When Medical Care Is Truly Priceless,” which includes an interview with Dr. Michael Armstrong of Richmond ENT and Marilyn Nicol, Access Now’s former program manager.
Access Now in the Community
In November 2015 Virginia Eye Institute expanded its Annual Cataract Mission program. Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission program is an outreach program designed to help Central Virginians in need of free cataract surgery through a partnership with Access Now.