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Greater Elgin Family Care Center Gears Up to Provide COVID-19 Testing

DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund, DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grant, DeKalb County Community Foundation

A Greater Elgin Family Care Center provider collects a COVID-19 testing sample at a patient’s car.

The Greater Elgin Family Care Center is now providing COVID-19 specific services to their clients, including testing. A recent $5,600 DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grant will support the workforce and ongoing work of the Center.

The Center remains fully open, ensuring that residents can access their services including family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, and substance abuse services. Additionally, they are offering COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal swab testing (since 4/21/20), and have tested more than 200 residents since.  In early May, they rolled out SARS-CoV-2 Antibody IgG testing which will indicate previous infection.

With 350 to 400 clients a month, the Center stays busy providing much needed services to DeKalb County. Funding from the COVID-19 Resp0nse Grant will support the great work of the Center and provide safety measures and equipment.

Pictured above: Greater Elgin Family Care Center providers Debra Rasmussen and her medical assistant gear up to in necessary PPE to collect COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal swab tests.

Thank you to the many donors whose gifts make grants like these possible! And thank you to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund for the multiple grants that boosted the amount we were able to give in response to local needs. 

Funding for this grant program is made possible by the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund, a new component pass through Fund created in collaboration with various local funding partners. The Fund’s purpose is to be a depository for contributions intended to respond to the effects of COVID-19 in DeKalb County by distributing grants that address preparedness, response, recovery, and/or rebuilding efforts.

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