First Med Health and Wellness Center (First Med), a grant-funded community-based health center and 501(c) (3) organization, announces free medical, psychological and financial services for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting.
With three locations in Las Vegas and a staff that includes more than 20 licensed therapists, five medical doctors, seven case managers and a psychiatrist, First Med is well equipped to help meet the medical, emotional and financial needs of victims now and for months to come as they continue to heal. To get help, victims should call First Med at 1-844-460-0003.
According to Angela Quinn, CEO, First Med Health and Wellness Center, First Med was the recipient of a 2017 of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant award in the amount of $3 million from the State of Nevada. These funds are now being re-directed to provide services to victims of the recent tragedy. To date, First Med has already treated more than 200 victims associated with the shooting.
“There’s almost nothing we can’t do to help victims,” said Quinn. “In addition to medical care, counseling and therapy, we are able to provide qualified victims with financial assistance to help meet their immediate and short-term living needs by providing funds to pay their mortgage, rent, prescriptions, food and other essentials. For victims with families, in particular young children, we have a trauma-informed care model for children under our Nevada Center for Children and Youth (NCCY). Working with First Med and NCCY, we can wrap families in care with compassion, dignity and respect.”
“The scope of this tragic event has created thousands of victims, not just those who were injured or killed,” said Quinn. “Victims include those who attended the concert and witnessed first-hand the horrors of the shooting, first responders and citizen volunteers who became first responders, workers tasked with cleaning up the debris field and even those close to victims who are now living the trauma vicariously. The effects of the shooting are widespread. First Med is here for the long haul to help them heal.”
“First Med Health and Wellness Centers will now be a first line of service for victims,” said Quinn. “First Med’s Office of Support Services will work in tandem with the First Med clinics to ensure that all available First Med services and appropriate referral resources, including social services, are being used to assist victims.”
About First Med Health and Wellness Center
First Med is one of only three Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Southern Nevada. FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status. Founded in 2009 by a group of Las Vegas physicians, First Med annually serves more than 9,000 patients via 18,000-plus visits. The staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Visayan, and translation services are available for any language. Clinics are located at 3343 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, 89169; 400 Shadow Lane, Suite 106, Las Vegas, 89106; 6161 W. Charleston Blvd, Bldg. #A, Las Vegas, 89146. Extended hours of operation are 8:00AM to 8:00PM Monday thru Friday. For more information, call 1-844-460-0003.