Telehealth: What it Takes
Our patients often face many barriers to telehealth. Access to a smart phone or computer, availability of reliable internet, technology skills, English fluency (or an interpreter), and a quiet space for a private conversation are all essential for a successful telehealth visit. AFC works hard with our patients to overcome these barriers – and usually we are successful. If not, we arrange for patients to come to the Clinic to use our computers in a private exam room – and are often able to allow the physician and interpreter to remain safely at home.
We’re proud to announce that AFC has been selected for The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington’s 2020-21 class of nonprofits! The Catalogue vets the region’s best small nonprofits, assessing each for impact, community need, and financial transparency – and we are honored to be part of this year’s class.
Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, once again awarded AFC its top rating of 4 stars for financial health, accountability, and transparency. Only 10% of the organizations evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least six consecutive 4-star evaluations.
Snapshot of Care Since COVID-19
(through August 31, 2020)
1,486 Telehealth visits
55 In-person medical visits
251 Dental visits
1,792 Total visits
Social services visits (for referrals for supplemental food, rental assistance, transportation, and other vital non-medical needs): 1,142