Topeka (WIBW) - A Topeka clinic that provides health care to those who can't afford it has been given a very helpful grant.
Marian Clinic will receive nearly $30,000 from the Sunflower Foundation.
During the past year, the clinic has seen a 20 percent increase in new patients.
The grant will help fund "Project Catch-up." It's the clinic's effort to meeting the growing need for low income patients who don't have health insurance.
Through the program, the clinic contracts with Washburn University School of Nursing to provide a faculty member with Nurse Practitioner status to work two days a week treating patients at the Marian Clinic. Clinic officials estimate it allows them to treat an additional 30 patients a week.
The partnership also provides a teaching opportunity for graduate-level nurses, who might accompany the faculty member.