Seven Hills Health Equity Fund

In keeping with our key values to provide high-quality, cost-transparent, inclusive and accessible healthcare, we are launching a new health-equity fund to help provide care to those that may face economic barriers to membership. Our community in and around Richmond is one that understands the value of mutual-aid. A little can mean a lot to a neighbor in need. Even as a new practice, we have already seen life-changing results from the care we can provide. We do not want affordability to prevent someone from accessing the care they should have, but we also have to achieve balance to keep our lights on. This fund will help us expand services by removing those barriers, and allow us to continue to do the work that is so desperately needed.

 A 2022 poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, nearly 8 in 10, say they are concerned about getting access to quality healthcare when they need it, but this statistic only highlights what we all already know: something radically different needs to happen in American healthcare. The pandemic has laid bare the failings of a system that was already stretched thin and out of reach for many, leaving healthcare workers experiencing burnout and patients without options. Health disparities for BIPOC, the LGBTQIA+ community and people experiencing disabilities have grown dramatically, even more so are the differences for those with intersecting identities within these groups.

 We at Seven Hills Family Medicine want to provide comprehensive compassionate care to everyone that needs it, but we can’t do that without your help. Your gift will help pay for the healthcare costs for a community member that could not otherwise afford it, giving the gift of comfort and security that a dedicated physician can bring. The initial number of adjustable rate memberships that we will be able to offer will depend on the success of our fundraising efforts up until the new year. If you can, please help us continue our work bringing comprehensive, inclusive, and trauma-informed care to the Richmond community this winter.

The cost of our standard Direct Primary Care (DPC) membership is $85/month for adults and $59/month for youth. This rate allows us to build a sustainable practice that pays our staff a fair wage while prioritizing quality care of our patients over profit margins.

With your help we can serve more people- for every $444 given we are able to guarantee an Accessible Rate of $48/month for adults and $38/month for youth to our DPC for 12 months. Our hope with this campaign is to be able to offer 25 individuals Accessible Rate memberships for the coming year, which is reflected in our fundraising goal of $11,100. 

Eligibility for an Accessible Rate Membership is determined by self-assessment. We trust that individuals are the best positioned to identify their own needs. Accessible Rate Memberships will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis as resources allow. If you plan to pursue an Accessible Rate Membership please do not contribute to this campaign to avoid an accidental violation of the IRS’s rules for gift giving. 

A point of transparency: we are not a tax exempt organization, so unfortunately your gift is not eligible for a tax deduction- it is an act of solidarity, not charity. 

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Stephanie Arnold
Organizer
Richmond, VA

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