Provide Assistance to Needy Patients

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Provide Assistance to Needy Patients

The inability to pay for essential medical care is not just a significant problem for the uninsured, but also for people who have health insurance.  Rising deductibles, premiums, and co-insurance prevent many people from being able to afford the critical treatment they need. 

Donors like you help hundreds of patients each year who qualify for financial assistance.  Your gift provides a lifeline to our community members needing treatment for life-threatening, chronic or rare illnesses.  In 2018 Centra Foundation donors provided over $930,000 in financial assistance to patients who needed help with their medical bills. 

Kimberly Magruder

Appomattox county resident Kimberly Magruder received a free screening mammography, funded by the M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must) Fund. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

“What a wonderful help because I don’t have insurance. Something like that [a mammogram] makes you nervous as a woman. Everyone was so nice, made me feel at ease, and made a scary experience not so scary at all. I just want to say thank you.”

Click here to learn more about M.A.A.M. Free Days

provide assistance to needy patients

In April of 2018, Leroy was rushed to the emergency room with a severe asthma attack.  He was treated for several days at Lynchburg General Hospital before his health was restored and he was able to go home.  Despite having medical insurance through his job, he ended up with a balance owed that was beyond his ability to repay.

“I thank all the donors who give to people in need.  I’m so grateful for your help. I don’t know what I would have done without you.”   

– Leroy, Age 55,  Lynchburg, VA
To protect privacy, the patient's name and photo have been changed.