RFU Health Clinics Receives United Way Grant to Fight COVID-19
The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, established by the Lake County United Way, has awarded RFU’s Health Clinics $50,000 to support its operations designed to meet the immediate needs of people impacted by COVID-19 through wage loss, school closures or other extreme circumstances.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago has been working for many years to care for those most in need in our surrounding communities, where COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to climb — especially among the elderly and socially vulnerable.
This grant will help us expand screening and testing at our North Chicago health clinic and provide diagnostic testing for both the virus and antibodies through our immunology labs. It will also help us reach more patients through telehealth, which allowed our clinics to respond to a 150% increase in patients seeking behavioral health care in March and April and reduced in-office primary care visits by 40 percent.