LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Free Clinic of Central Virginia is expanding to help meet the needs of its community.
The clinic received a grant for $100,000 from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s Century Fund.
The clinic’s CEO, Christina Delzingaro, said the clinic will use the grant money to help expand and renovate its Main Street location in Lynchburg. She said the expansion project will improve the exterior of the building and create more patient space, specifically for behavioral health counseling and patient educational services.
Delzingaro said the grant will help the clinic meet the increasing need for affordable healthcare for uninsured adults in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties.
"At that downtown location we currently serve about 4,000 patients a year," said Delzingaro, "This expansion will allow us to serve more patients and to provide them with more behavioral health services and patient educational services.”
Delzingaro said the project will cost around $700,000, and the grant money from the Century Fund plays a significant role in getting it up and running. She said the clinic is $150,000 shy of the project's fundraising goal, and it will kick off the public phase of the capital campaign next week.
Delzingaro said the clinic expansion project will begin in August 2020.