Mountain Family Health Centers announced that it recently received a $100,000 grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation of Bloomfield, Michigan.

The money will support the MFHC’s new Basalt Integrated Health Center, which opened in early January. The clinic, located at 123 Emma Road, provides medical, dental and behavioral health care for all Roaring Fork Valley residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

A news release states that the funds will be earmarked for new medical equipment needed in the clinic’s examination rooms.

“At Mountain Family Health Centers, we believe health care is a basic human right. The support of the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation, along with that of our other generous supporters, will help ensure that all members of our community have access to high-quality, integrated care,” said Ross Brooks, Mountain Family’s CEO.

Based in Glenwood Springs, Mountain Family’s clinics serve everyone, regardless of insurance status. The health care provider accepts insurance and also has a sliding fee discount program for persons who otherwise could not afford health care services.

Previous donors to the Basalt clinic include The Colorado Health Foundation, the Denver Foundation’s Colorado Health Access Fund, the Aspen Skiing Co.’s Community Cares Fund, Caring for Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation and the El Pomar Foundation. There also are many other business, individual and government donors.

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation, the release says, “is dedicated to transforming lives in profoundly positive ways through grants focused on health, youth and family and animal welfare.”

Executive Director Virginia Romano said in a prepared statement that improving health care access and outcomes for vulnerable people is one of the foundation’s priorities.

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