Consider North Coast Health On #GivingTuesday

Joe came to North Coast Health’s flu shot clinic in early November. "Next year, I will be paying to help others receive a flu vaccine," he said. A year ago, Joe had a small stroke which resulted in him losing his job as a driver in the transportation industry. He also lost his health insurance. Joe shared how thankful he was to find North Coast Health, and how the medical care he received made a difference. Joe shared, "It has been a year; and once I get back on the road, I plan to repay you for your services. I want to give back, to help others.” Joe thanks North Coast Health for being there when he needed it most and for helping to get him back in the driver’s seat! 

Now entering the fourth decade of service, North Coast Health continues to extend a hand to help individuals in need. “All lives are valuable. Everyone deserves to be able to access high-quality care regardless of their ability to pay,” says Charles Garven, MD and Medical Director at North Coast Health. “Our patients come to us from all walks of life-- the employed and unemployed, the single parent, the entrepreneur, those without insurance and those who have insurance but are unable to afford their premiums and deductibles.”

As you reflect on the many blessings in your life…a warm home, friends and family, a job, even your health…take time to remember, when times were difficult-- and you persevered thanks to valuable resources and help from others. Resources like North Coast Health change the lives of thousands of people, hundreds who live here in Lakewood, and our surrounding communities, who would otherwise have to choose between medications and health care or basics, like food and shelter, for their family.

Interested in changing someone’s life? #GivingTuesday is November 29th. This global day of giving was started to kick off the holiday season through on-line charitable giving. If you are planning to give back to a community-based organization on this global day of giving, or throughout the holiday season, please consider North Coast Health; and the gift of health for another. Visit North Coast Health at to make an online donation or call 216.228.7878 ext. 122 for more information.

About North Coast Health

North Coast Health (NCH), as the only free and charitable medical clinic on the Westside of Cleveland has held steadfast to the commitment for over thirty years, that health care is a basic human need, and the inability to pay or lack of insurance should never be a barrier to care. North Coast Health provides medical care services, prescription assistance, chronic care management, behavioral health counseling and more to over 2,000 men, women and adolescents over the age of 14 in Greater Cleveland. NCH is accepting new patients – call 216.228.7878 for an appointment.

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Ellen Ospelt

Development Director, North Coast Health  

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016