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GMCC marks a quarter century of caring

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic.

GMCC first opened its doors in 1998 at its original Gloucester Point location. GMCC provides integrated care for patients who are uninsured or receive Medicaid. This includes medical, dental, mental and pharmaceutical care. The generosity of the clinic’s paid and volunteer staff as well as its community partners has allowed GMCC to serve the community for all these years.

GMCC Executive Director Arlene Armentor said the idea of the clinic grew from a group at Abingdon Episcopal Church who saw need for a place where those uninsured could receive health care. This group included physicians and nurses who saw people who made too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford health care slip through the cracks.

Armentor said it was a real grassroots campaign that saw the initial GMCC Board of Directors raise about $74,000 in order to open the clinic. Riverside Walter Reed Hospital was also a major...

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