Celebrating StayWell’s 50th Anniversary has prompted us to retrace our health center’s trailblazing history of providing needed healthcare to an increasing number of Greater Waterbury residents. It is truly remarkable how a small program started in 1972 as a part of the national Model Cities Initiative, has grown into a critical pillar of healthcare in the region.
There are many ways to get involved with StayWell’s 50th Anniversary efforts. Join the Planning committee or the Resource Development Council. Consider donating or attending an event. Details below.
Each year StayWell sees 26,000 patients, including nearly 4,000 who are uninsured. All patients are provided essential healthcare regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for services in advance. A sliding fee scale is available for those who qualify, but unpaid balances can often discourage patients from accessing the care they need. It is incumbent upon StayWell to raise funds to supplement the discounts provided and absorb the unpaid balances in order to eliminate this barrier to care.
StayWell Health Center is introducing and will be raising funds to start a Patient Care Fund. This fund will uniquely benefit individual patients and StayWell as an organization at the same time. This process will maximize the impact of your contribution for an individual and at an organizational level.
Over the last 50 years, we have positively impacted the lives of many in our StayWell community. We have been honored as a trusted caregiver, inspired by your journeys, and encouraged through expressions of gratitude. Together we have laughed, cried, and been frustrated, but have always remained hopeful for a healthier community.
We have collected stories from our staff, patients, and community partners as a way to share this journey.