Kenosha Community Health Center and Pillar Health propose a Pediatric Optometry Program in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties that’s designed to eliminate barriers through:
- Securing adequate funding via donations and grants.
- Employing bilingual providers and support staff to overcome language barriers.
- Offering school-based services for easier access.
- Educating families on the critical importance of vision health.
By supporting this campaign, donors and grantors will play a pivotal role in ensuring that students in need receive essential vision care, ultimately contributing to their overall health and academic success. Supporting Kenosha Community Health Center (KCHC) and Pillar Health is crucial for maintaining a key community resource in Kenosha, established in 1995. With a community-rooted board of directors, KCHC fosters trust and collaboration in healthcare. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), they provide essential medical, dental, and mental health services, acting as a safety net for the community. FQHCs are outpatient clinics eligible for specific Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement systems. During Giving Tuesday and throughout December, donations will support the launch of a Pediatric Optometry Program for the 2024-25 school year, aiming to leverage their expertise in mobile and portable care to overcome barriers to vision care and improve visual health for local students.
Kenosha Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) organization in Kenosha County, serving Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties since 1995. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the citizens of Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties, with a service area population of approximately 486,389 people. As a nonprofit organization, we provide a sliding fee scale to citizens without insurance.