Today, the four of us visited a medical facility that provides "quality health care to the uninsured." It looked just like any other doctor's office, but one thing was different - it is free!
The Clinic was founded in 2002 with a goal to provide necessary medical treatment to people that do not have health insurance. Patients are asked to pay "what they can afford." Sometime that means they pay nothing. Last year the clinic saw over 10,000 patients. About 59 million Americans are without health insurance.
Volunteer medical staff provide specialty services which include: ophthalmology, urology, gynecology, physical therapy, psychology, pediatrics, and dermatology.
We were happy too see an organization serving the needs in their community with volunteers who have unique professional skills.
Do you know any other medical clinics that offer free care?
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This is awesome and inspiring. Healthcare is such a huge issue in many places, and ironically here in the US. I'm so glad to see that places like The Clinic are providing such invaluable services. I'm adding it to my charity list now.
I'm thankful for the insurance we have - I remember how hard it was to pay for basic medical expenses when I didn't have insurance. I'm thankful to see these professionals helping out like this.
The Clinic is wonderful! I'd love to see more organizations like this. The need is huge.
The need is huge. The Clinic reported the population they serve is increasingly middle class. Since the economy has tanked more and more people are losing full-time benefits like health insurance.