The LCHC Foundation has awarded a $10,000 emergency grant to Lincoln Community Health Center for COVID-19 related expenses. Lincoln has incurred many unplanned expenses responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as supplies, PPE, construction at the front entrance to screen patients and staff prior to entering the building, and others. Lincoln is also facing a loss of revenue due to much lower patient visits. For example, patients are screened over the phone to triage mild illness, and if they have COVID-19 symptoms they are directed to the ED. Lincoln is practicing social distancing so the building is less populated, and many patients are electing not to come to routine appointments while staying at home. The goal is patient safety, as well as safety for staff and providers. Thank you to the LCHC Foundation for this generous gift. Donations to the Foundation are accepted year-round using the “Donate” button on our website.