|Impacting Lives ... Improving Community Health
Ten Years. Healthier Together.
Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic Joins with
Loudoun Community Health Center
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
With the number of those in our community needing access to health
care at an all time high, earlier this year Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic
began an intensive process of examining how it could expand its
capacity to see more patients.
We held many meetings, talked with many people, and looked at
After much thought and deliberation, we decided the best way to
achieve this goal was to join with another not for profit so that
together we would have the resources to open a new and larger health
center in Herndon.
Earlier this year we began talking with the Loudoun Community
Health Center (LCHC), which is a not for profit health care provider
with two locations in Loudoun County, providing care to 6,000 low
income patients. LCHC is what is known as a federally qualified
health center (FQHC). LCHC is not a government program nor a
government clinic. Its funding comes from sources very similar to
JSFC’s, including local government, foundations, community groups,
United Way/CFC, and donors.
On October 1, 2012 the JSFC and the LCHC formally merged to
become one entity - with extraordinary teamwork and collaboration,
we merged two medical practices into one, completed the hiring of all
JSFC employees by the Loudoun Community Health Center, and
began to think of ourselves as a new, much larger entity.
All of our patients have been transitioned with no disruption in their
In recognition of our now having health centers in both Loudoun and
Fairfax Counties, the organization has adopted a new overall name -
the Loudoun Community Health Center has become
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia.
In its continued effort to meet the growing demand for health care
services in the community JSFC is grateful to our many volunteers
who give of their time and talents towards making our mission of
providing increased access to quality health care possible. Our
partnership with area universities adds significantly to our ability to
accomplish this goal.
JSFC is also grateful to its many partners, including Reston Hospital
Center, Fairfax County, Inova Health System, our local faith
communities, The Closet, Herndon Rotary Club, Kaiser Permanente,
George Mason University, Northern Virginia Health Foundation,
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Cisco Systems Foundation, the
American Medical Association, Virginia Health Care Foundation, and
the Launders Family Foundation.
We look forward to working with all of you as we move ahead in our
new capacity as HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Herndon,
providing our community with high quality, comprehensive and
accessible health care.
For more information, we invite you to go to our new website: