(Jacksonville Beach, FL) One of the most critical issues facing people who are homeless is the lack of medical care available. Established in October of 1998, thanks to a partnership with the Baptist Beaches Medical Center, Mission House opened the doors to their free medical clinic. Since then, Mission House has provided hope to thousands of individuals facing chronic medical issues without the opportunity to receive medical care. As a part of the WeCare Referral Agency, Mission House Clinic assists people who are homeless and uninsured low-income adults every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. The clinic is staffed by 100% volunteer medical professionals. Every doctor, nurse, pharmacist and intake person gives their time and talent to provide medical care to hundreds of people who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn. “On any given month, the Mission House Clinic serves 30 new patients, provides medical care to roughly 175 returning patients, and our volunteer medical professionals serve around 350 clinic hours,” stated Mission House Executive Director Lori Anderson. The total value of the medical services offered exceeds $20,000 a month.
The Mission House clinic provides immediate medical care to those exhibiting pain or chronic medical issues that need attention. Patients must be at least 18 years of age. Appointments are taken on Mondays from 1pm to 3pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mission House clinic has been sustained and continues to provide hope for hundreds in need. To learn more about the Medical Clinic, and or to get involved, visit online at www.missionhousejax.org or by phone at 904-241-6767.