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The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic Thanks *You*!

September 20, 2012 Comments off

The Actors Fund‘s Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic has been receiving some incredibly moving thank-yous from across the industry in response to the campaign on The Actors Fund’s website.

The entire Clinic staff was so moved by your incredible response, they wanted to take a moment to thank all of YOU. Please enjoy this video message from Dr. James Spears, the Clinic’s Medical Director.

We received so many wonderful notes, we thought we’d share a few of the staff’s favorite thank-yous:

Dear Dr. Spears and Staff,

Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and being one of our angels on earth. You all make the world a better place. Thank you for giving of yourselves and your knowledge to help less fortunate people.  We shall forward treasure, respect, and appreciate all that you have done for so many.



Dear Dr. Spears,

I have yet to meet you in person, but feel I know you through the stories of your generosity and compassion told by all who are the benefactors of your care.  My daughter, Dahlia (SAG member) is without medical insurance at the moment and will soon be walking through your doors at the Hirschfeld Clinic to partake of your resources.  She and I thank you in advance for the quality care she can anticipate receiving from you and your staff.  That feeling of confidence that good care is available even before one arrives is an abundant and healing gift in itself.  Thanks to you and your staff for all you do everyday.



I had sudden-onset asthma last January and was terrified. Dr. Spears saw me and diagnosed me and reassured me and cured me!!! Bless him and bless the Actors’ Fund.

– Beverly

Through The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC), the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic in Manhattan, and The Performing Artists’ Medical Clinic at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, The Actors Fund works to ensure everyone in entertainment has the opportunity to stay healthy. Our Health Services programs offer both Internet-based and personal health insurance guidance, solutions-based health care counseling, experience-based health referrals and, through our own free clinic, direct medical care for people who are uninsured.

Dr. Spears with one of the many limited edition Hirschfeld prints that grace the walls of the Clinic.

Located in New York City at The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residences, the Hirschfeld Clinic offers urgent care, primary and specialty care with low cost referrals to a wide range of specialty clinics and practitioners. Dr. James Spears, the Clinic’s Medical Director, oversees a team of general practitioners and specialists who volunteer their time to provide free medical care to the entertainment community.

For more information on how The Actors Fund can help keep you healthy, or to support our numerous healthcare programs, visit our website