Whew, what a year! In a time of so much uncertainty, we were able to keep the Clinic open, serving the uninsured and underinsured people of Western Colorado. We stocked up on personal protective equipment including masks and gloves, hand sanitizer, and cleaning products. We implemented covid screening procedures and social distancing. We supported public health directives and encouraged testing and vaccination. We grieved for the loss of so many including one of our founders, Dr. William Berryman. Now in our fourth year of operation, we do not know what 2021 will bring. We do know that we will continue to be here, caring for people in need.

In 2020, the Clinic served 778 patients at its permanent location donated by the Downtown Vineyard Church. It was open for over 500 hours on Fridays and Saturdays providing primary care at no cost to patients:

•1128 appointments
•438 lab tests
•139 mental health visits
•25 well woman exams
•60 telehealth visits
•85 flu shots

In July, the Clinic conducted the annual patient satisfaction survey. 100% of the responders reported that they felt that the staff listened, were respectful, and protected their privacy. 93% of patients said they were very satisfied with the care they received. Here are a few of the comments from the survey:
“Es una clinica muy Buena y servisi al. Everyone is kind and respectful. Absolutely amazing. Excellent service and great staff. I so appreciate the help and care provided. Friendly and informative. This is a great location. Mesa County is blessed to have this clinic and these people.”

We continued to screen every patient for suicide risk, providing direct services when needed. We counseled obese patients to lose weight and decrease their risk for diabetes. We educated diabetics and provided glucometers and no cost insulin. We dispensed no cost albuterol inhalers to patients with asthma, provided STI counseling and treatment, provided assistance to purchase needed medications and gave 85 flu shots to improve the rates of immunization.

Our well-qualified, unpaid doctors, nurses, mental health specialists, health care professionals, and assistants provided over 3,000 hours of direct patient care in addition to many hours of answering the phone, scheduling appointments, and following up with pharmacy and lab results. We are so grateful to our volunteers: Diane Dill MD, Leah Lamb MD, Betsy Longenecker MD, Carl Malito MD, Steve Meyer MD, Jim Pasterz DO, Paul Preston MD,Rob Scribner MD,Lisa Waters MD,Glenda Cain FNP, Jayne Scribner PNP, Heather Urton FNP,Kari Weirath PNP, Laurie Day RN, Karen Kelley RN, Alisa Farabee RN,Nicole Winward RN, Sharon Geherin, Chris Gulledge, Anthony Gutierrez,Carol Rister, Cheryl Reigle, Debra Smith.
We are solely supported by donations that we use primarily to purchase supplies and medical equipment. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the community.

A special thank you for the generous financial support in 2020 from the following:

Alice Ireland
Alicia Brandon Swink
Bonnie and Steve Cruse
Brenna Sanislo
Bryan Byars
Carolyn and Dick McKinley
Charlie Strother
Cyn Cornett
Dayna Howard
Donna Ireland
Ellen Ireland
Erin Dryanski
Erin Minnerath
Illiana DeRose
Jaci and Shane Dryanski
Jan Farinetti
Jason Dreweck
Jenn Daniels
Joel Dyar
John P. Hopkins
Joy Johnston
Karen Boita
Karen Prescia Dowling
Kate Thorne
Kathy Niles Cook
Kistinn Balsamo
Kyleigh Larson
Lenna and Steve Watson
Linda Ciavonne
Lisa Llewellyn Bickley
Marilyn Ruland
Mary and Scott Leach
Mary Dellenbach
Mary Shanahan Larson
Melanie Balleweg
Michelle Shiao
Ronya Anna
Randy Pifer
Sherron Helms
Susan Newbury
Tom Brown
Vern Mosher
Walid Bou-Matar
In memory of Dr. William Berryman
Terry and Hal Fabricius
Susanne Feller
Cheryl Haynes
Linda and Brian Mahoney
Angela Moss
Peggy Crom and Chris Mroz
Peggy and Bill Thom
Gay and Rick Walker
Athena Health
Christi Reece Group
Colorado Trust
Downtown Vineyard Church
Family Health West
Fidelity Charitable
Grand Junction Pathology
Grand Junction Rotary
Henry Schein Medical
Medtronic Foundation
Monument Knee Caddy
Office Depot
Palisade Pharmacy
Quality Health Network
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
Steele Family Websites
Trophy Case
Western Colorado Community Foundation
Brownson Memorial
COVID Response Grant
George B. McKinley

We couldn’t have done it without you!