The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama donated funds to Stillman College on Thursday that will aid the school's efforts in providing free and affordable medical care to its student population.

According to a press release, the funds will be used to provide and on-campus weekly health clinic on the second floor of the Johnson-Robinson Health Center. The clinic will provide services to both insured and uninsured students.

"This clinic will strengthen the expanding relationship between Stillman College and Maude Whatley Health Services to ensure the optimum health for the student body," the press release read. "CARES Act funding was used to provide every student with Teladoc healthcare services, but the Caring Foundation grant will fill an important void with in-person healthcare professionals serving students' needs."

The clinic will be able to provide different services including COVID-19 testing, STD treatment, basic prescriptions and athletic physicals. The donation will also allow the clinic to provide transportation to the students who cannot travel to the clinic.

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