Let’s Have a #HeartMonthChat

Did you know that February is National American Heart Month? heartmonth

Heart, or cardiovascular, disease is the nation’s leading cause of death for both men and women. An estimated 85.6 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and chest pain, but steps can be taken to reduce risk and improve outcome.

 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease:

  1. Know your blood pressure and keep it under control.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Don’t smoke.
  4. Get tested for diabetes, and if you have it, keep it under control.
  5. Know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keep them under control. Talk to your healthcare provider about testing.
  6. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and maintain a healthy weight. Your body needs fewer calories as you get older.
  7. Find a doctor and have regular wellness exams.
  8. Know your family history and inform your medical provider of any and all health issues

¿Sabía que febrero es el mes Nacional del Corazón en los EE. UU.?

Enfermedades cardiovasculares, conocidas también como enfermedades del corazón, son la causa principal de la muerte para los hombres y las mujeres en los Estados Unidos. Se estima que unos 85.6 millones de personas en los EE. UU. Están viviendo con enfermedades cardiovasculares, incluyendo ataque del corazón, accidente cerebrovascular, presión arterial alta y dolor en el pecho. Pero se pueden tomar medidas para reducir el riesgo y mejorar el resultado.

Maneras a prevenir enfermedades del corazón:

  1. Sepa su presión arterial y manténgala bajo control
  2. Haga ejercicios regularmente
  3. No fume
  4. Realícese pruebas regularmente para detectar niveles de diabetes, hipercolesterolemia y grasa y si las tienes, manténgalas bajo control.
  5. Sepa sus niveles de colesterol y triglicéridos y manténgalos bajo control. Hable con un profesional de la salud o su médico acerca de estas pruebas.
  6. Coma muchas frutas y verduras y mantenga un peso saludable. Su cuerpo necesita menos calorías a medid que envejece.
  7. Busque un médico y hágase examines de bienestar regularmente
  8. Sepa su historia médica familiar e informe su profesional médico de cualquier problema de la salud


Do you know about the #LocalFamilyNetwork?

We are proud to be a part of the Local Family Network, together COS Kids, Matthews Free Medical Clinic and Matthews HELP Center annually provide over $3M in assistance to families in need! We are all supported entirely by our community. We do not receive any funding from government agencies or United Way. Please consider making a donation to continue to strengthen our local community!  Contact us for more details about this exciting partnership!  #LocalFamilyNetworklocal-family-network-logo


8th Annual Hearts & Hands

It’s that time of year again, back to school, the start of cooler days and HEARTS & HANDS!  We are busy preparing for the best year of Hearts & Hands yet!  Don’t miss your opportunity to attend, sponsor or donate an item.  With nearly 3000 patient visits in 2015, every guest and sponsor helps us serve our patients!  We do not receive Federal, State or County funding.  All of the proceeds raised go to patient care, to people in our community that would otherwise go without.  All of the details are below!

October 8th, 2016 at Myers Park Country Club.  Tickets are $125/guest and sponsorship information is below.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who have already committed to a great year!  Platinum Sponsor – Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Diamond Sponsor – Kisella Surgery Center, Gold Sponsors – Starr & Dickens, Edward Jones – Dessi Dufresne, Financial Advisor, Urban Architectural Group and Teresa Starr.  There are still a few weeks left to rsvp or provide a sponsorship.  See you there!

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Matthews Chamber FallFest

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TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the Matthews Chamber Fallfest on October 22nd!!!

Hosted by the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, this event is a Craft Beer Crawl and Cornhole Tournament with LIVE music, Multiple Food & Craft Vendors all day. Event location will be in the parking lot of Harley-Davidson of Charlotte on Independence Blvd in Matthews, NC. We will have a VIP Hour from 11am-12pm with General Admission starting at 12pm and lasting until 5pm. The event is Rain or Shine for the Craft Beer Crawl, but the Cornhole Tournament will be weather dependant. Tickets are required for entry. Everyone must show ID that plans on entering the event. Must be 21 and over to participate in the Craft Beer Crawl and VIP Hour. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Children 12 and under are free. There will be little for them to particpate in, but they are welcome and must be supervised at all times by parent or adult.


New Patient Screening THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, July 9th, starts LOVE WEEK and MFMC will be having a large new patient screening event complete with a health and community resource fair!

Screening and fair will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm and will be located on site 196 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105.

In order to be screened, please bring a completed application and copies of documents listed on the first page of the application. Applications are available online      www.matthewsfmc.org/patient-forms.

Call if you have any questions regarding screening 704-841-8882

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Thank you to everyone that voted and to Truliant


Truliant Credit Union supports Matthews Free Medical Clinic!

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic. Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic.
Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.
Truliant Federal Credit Union recently named the Matthews Free Medical Clinic as the winner of its Community Mini Grant fund.

The clinic received $1,000 from the grant program, which will help cover the costs of medical supplies the nonprofit uses to provide free primary and specialty care to low-income and uninsured clients, according to a news release.

Truliant’s Community Mini Grant program is now in its seventh year, and provided 24 community-based nonprofits with $22,000 in grant funding in 2015. The program has awarded more than $180,000 to more than 170 profits since its inception, the release said. Find more information at http://www.truliantFCU.org.

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Today is Giving Tuesday Clt!

This year give the gift that lasts!  When you join with others in our community to donate to Matthews Free Medical Clinic during #GivingTuesdayClt, you give hope and health to not just our patients, but also their families!  Visit our website to learn more about the services we provide and how you can get involved!givingtues