Indianapolis-based Urology of Indiana has awarded a charitable grant of $10,000 to St. Thomas More Clinic located in Mooresville. The not-for-profit clinic is a mission outreach program that provides medical and dental services to Morgan County residents who are uninsured and not able to pay for their medical care and medications.
The grant was awarded via a matching process from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support staffing costs for a part-time Medical Director and Medical Assistant, as well as for patient prescription assistance, medical and program supplies. “We are so grateful and honored to receive this grant. Urology of Indiana has been involved in our clinic for quite some time. Urologist Dr. Bradley Orris has graciously provided charity care for our patients over the last several years. This means a great deal to us,” says Shelley Voelz. She and her husband, Ted, have served as co-directors of St. Thomas More since 2005.
Urology of Indiana has over 45 providers and is the largest urology private practice in Indiana. With 16 locations across Indianapolis and central Indiana, it provides cost-effective comprehensive urologic, urogynecologic and cancer care. “Part of Urology of Indiana’s mission is to provide compassionate care, and we are committed to helping of all those in need, including those without adequate resources and health insurance. The St. Thomas More Clinic has always been easy to work with, and the patients have been very grateful for their care,” said Bradley Orris, MD of Urology of Indiana.
The clinic provides non-emergency general medical care and dental services to adults 18 years and older as well as flu and pneumococcal vaccines. Other services include diabetes education, chronic disease management, assistance with medication, referral for healthcare and community resources as well as spiritual support. A special vision screening program is also available to clinic patients. The clinic relies on charity care from other resources for services such as X-rays, lab tests, medical specialties outside the primary care realm and surgical procedures.
The clinic was presented with the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award in 2009 for community service.
Operational since 2005, St. Thomas More is a non-denominational faith-based organization and relies on churches, philanthropic organizations and foundations, United Way, grants and private donations for funding. It serves residents in all of Morgan County and is open the first and third Saturday of each month by appointment. To qualify, patients must be residents of Morgan County, have no health insurance, not be receiving benefits from Medicare of Medicaid and are required to meet income qualifications.