Thundermist Health Center recognized for efforts to address the opioid crisis in Woonsocket

Warwick – February 10, 2020
The Woonsocket Democratic Committee will honor Thundermist Health Center for efforts to address the opioid crisis in Woonsocket. Lauren Degquire, Thundermist behavioral health clinician in our medication-assisted treatment program, will accept the award on behalf of Thundermist.

Thundermist Health Center received $15,000 for outreach and education to the LGBTQ+ community via Rainbow Wellness events and to residents of Woonsocket during on-site appointments and via social and electronic media.

“Thundermist Health Center has a proven track record of helping patients overcome barriers to accessing health care. We will use these same tactics to help ensure every Rhode Islander is counted in the next Census. An accurate count is important to ensure funding is available for the resources and services that are vital for our patients,” said Jeanne LaChance, president/CEO.

Thundermist Health Center offers a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.

Thundermist Health Center is a full-service primary care provider with dental and behavioral health services. The non-profit community health center aims to improve the health of patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles. Thundermist has locations in West Warwick, Woonsocket, and South County. The organization cares for patients regardless of insurance and ability to pay. In 2019, Thundermist cared for more than 51,000 patients.