2022 ANNUAL REPORT Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation Inc.
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
We continue our requests for grants as the clinic is most in need of additional funds to pay for medications and their refills, non-routine lab materials and supplies for all different services rendered. As we continuously monitor patients with high cholesterol, hypertension, asthma and diabetes, we require periodic and more testings that result in additional usage of our diagnostic materials. Dynacare who gave the laboratory services to the FMC for free has been taken over by LabCorp, who has been charging discounted fees to full amounts depending on the laboratory test done. Our operational costs had gone up, it has become difficult and prohibitive to help our patients avail of free lab services.
The ongoing financial needs of the PCCCF Free Medical Clinic include building maintenance and operational expenses, the costs of medications, lab testing to include glucose and cholesterol tests, and blood and urine screenings. To cut down on cost, glucose and cholesterol tests and blood and urine screenings are done at the free clinic by a paid medical assistant, when volunteers are not available.
All of the ancillary products for a safe environment equated to additional costs andwent beyond the regular budget. Due to Covid, the clinic had to purchase four sophisticated and hi-tech equipment utilizing UV light and ozone system to ensure proper disinfection of the clinic waiting, registration, office, triage, examination, laboratory and dispensary rooms.
The normal schedule of the PCCCF Free Medical Clinic is to open 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.