The Shoals Community Clinic is a non-profit organization which has proudly served people of the Shoals Area since October of 1997.
HISTORIC MILESTONES & STATISTICS
October 2, 1997
Northwest Alabama Community Health Association was Incorporated as a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization.
Established partnerships with the UNA College of Nursing and Allied Health, the Florence Housing Authority, and Coffee Health Group/ECM Hospital.
October 15, 1997
Grand Opening at the Handy Homes facility it occupies currently. The objective of the clinic was established to provide accessible and affordable quality
health services to the low-income working population of Northwest Alabama through managed care by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners.
Provided the first Free Community Health Fair with screenings for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, flu shots, health and wellness education and
The clinic provided over 1,000 medical services to the community in its first two years of operation.
The clinic utilized over 200 Nursing Students for clinical training and educational outreach for over 500 days of service.
Appointed Lynn Aquadro as the first Executive Director.
The Dental Clinic was opened with a roster of 20-30 Volunteer Dentists.
The mission of the Dental Clinic was established to provide emergency dental services and to relieve patient’s pain through tooth extractions.
State of the art dental equipment was provided with funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission matched by the community.
The organization became a partner agency of the United Way of Northwest Alabama.
The clinic was expanded to provide more space for examination rooms, administrative offices, reception and waiting area, library and education areas.
Awarded a seed grant from the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church USA for the Well Woman Project, a program to promote wellness and preventative care to women.
With assistance from the Trinity Episcopal Church, a Dental Voucher program was initiated in partnership with the Help Center (Cooperative Community Ministries) to provide assistance to those who cannot afford the low-cost fee for dental extractions.
Exceeded 20,000 health services provided to patients since the opening of the clinic.
The Well Woman Project’s Shoals Woman Walking Challenge was recognized and awarded a project grant by the Office of Women’s Health,
a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, as an official National Women’s Health Week event.
Received 3rd Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for Equipment and Improvements to provide digital imaging for the Dental Clinic, medical equipment and supplies for the Health Clinic and increase the capacity of the organization.
2012 - 15th ANNIVERSARY YEAR!
Have provided over 25,000 health services to patients in 15 years.
Re-Branded Name and Logo to Shoals Community Clinic.
Hit 30,000 Health Services Provided Since Opening in 1997.
15th Anniversary of the Dental Clinic Program.