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Schenectady Free Health Clinic to close

Drop in funding, donations takes toll

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Faced with almost insurmountable fundraising demands, the Schenectady Free Health Clinic will close down this summer and transfer all 2,500 of its patients to other local providers. Executive Director William Spolyar said the clinic has constantly struggled to meet its $525,000 annual operating cost — most of which goes to pay for prescription drug expenses — ever since state grant funding dried up in 2007. Now, the patchwork of grant funding and donations just barely ...


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