AllOne Charities funded the position of a Social Care Coordinator at Volunteers in Medicine in Luzerne County. This is a story that tells the difference of this funding. A 28-year old female began coming to Volunteers in Medicine in January 2018 with pelvic pain. Dr. Lynn Coslett, volunteer gynecologist, diagnosed her with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the patient would need surgery. The patient suffered from clinical anxiety and here is where Chelsea the Social Care Coordinator stepped in. Chelsea helped her navigate the medical system, secure insurance, and schedule the needed appointments with the correct specialist. If not for Volunteers in Medicine and Chelsea’s aid, the patient would have waited and her problem would have gone untreated until it was too late.

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