All visits will be conducted by appointment only so that ample time is taken between appointments for cleaning and disinfecting. Patients are asked to bring and wear masks for their visits. To accommodate our patients’ needs, we will continue to do tele-health visits. These are also scheduled visits. As of June 30, all clinic services such as mental health counseling, diabetic education, hearing screenings, have resumed vision clinics.
Due to the backlog of patients in our volunteer dental provider’s private practice, dental services have resumed, and we are working hard to schedule patients as soon as appointments are available.
St. Martin’s Healthcare, Inc. initially opened under the 501c (3) status of St. Joseph Catholic Church. However, in 2008 we achieved our own 501c (3) status.
We are and continue to be a community-supported clinic with funding coming from individual, civic, and business donors, foundations, and grants as well as donations of in-kind goods and services.
We are a United Way Partner Agency for DeKalb and Noble Counties. We receive no federal or state funding. In 2007, we started an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation to generate additional long-term support.
The clinic holds three annual fundraising events: the Circle of Friend's Tea, Swingin’ for St. Martin’s Golf Benefit, and the Noble County Health Task Force Event. We are also the benefactor of fundraising events sponsored by other organizations like The Curiosity Shop Inc. and others.
Since we are a service-based organization, all of our funding is used to continue our patient care services. Interestingly, our patients provide us with nearly $8,000 in donations each year.