Arlington Free Clinic Receives $15,000 Contribution From AT&T to Support Technology Needs

Arlington Free Clinic (AFC), the only nonprofit providing free, comprehensive healthcare to low-income, uninsured Arlington adults, received a $15,000 contribution from AT&T to support technology needs that will allow the organization to more effectively deliver high-quality patient care.

Technology runs through all aspects of AFC’s work – from enabling our 90% non-native English speaking patients to communicate with their doctors through a telephone interpreter service, to tracking biometric data for patients with multiple chronic diseases. Technology is constantly evolving and providing opportunities for AFC to better serve its patients, but only if the organization can afford to keep up. “AFC is grateful to AT&T for recognizing the challenge that nonprofits face in accessing funding for essential tech infrastructure – and responding to this need in such a tangible way,” said AFC’s President, Nancy White.

"AT&T’s support will enable Arlington Free Clinic to strengthen its tech infrastructure so they can focus on their core mission and better deliver healthcare services to those in need.” –Garrett McGuire, AT&T regional director for External Affairs in Virginia

Specifically, funding from AT&T will allow AFC to upgrade its computers as part of the Clinic’s transition from a server to cloud-based Office 365 and SharePoint. This systems transition will help AFC stay current with the pace of technology – something that will benefit AFC’s staff as well as its patients. The upgrade will enable enhanced collaboration among staff and allow them greater flexibility in where they work, something especially valuable to our medical staff who provide care at various sites throughout the facility.

“Technology has transformed all aspects of our lives, and healthcare is no exception. AT&T’s support will enable Arlington Free Clinic to strengthen its tech infrastructure so they can focus on their core mission and better deliver healthcare services to those in need,” said Garrett McGuire, AT&T’s regional director for External Affairs in Virginia.

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About Arlington Free Clinic

Arlington Free Clinic is a community-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit providing free, high-quality healthcare for low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults. AFC operates six days/week and offers both day and evening appointments. With the help of over 500 medical and non-medical volunteers and 35 full and part-time staff, AFC provides access to comprehensive services including primary and specialty medical care, mental/behavioral healthcare, women’s health, physical therapy, and referrals to medical and non-medical safety-net services.

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