Have you heard? There’s a new, NO COST health clinic in Point Washington!
It’s a ministry of Point Washington United Methodist Church (PWUMC), a 501c3, and is located in the Stephens Center behind the sanctuary at PWUMC. While the clinic does accept tax-deductible donations, there is no charge for treatment and insurance is not required.
Dr. Patsy Vargo and Hillary Glenn, DNP, ARNP, the visionaries behind the clinic, are the physicians on duty and the clinic is also served by several volunteer nurses. In addition to the full volunteer medical staff, the clinic has several assisting in translation for non-English speakers, check-in and health education.
Dr. Vargo made the mission clear: “We strive to deliver quality medical care in a safe, non-traditional setting. All patients are accepted. All ages are accepted. No documents, no pay statements, no insurance, no problem.”
Hillary Glenn, DNP, ARNP, echoed that sentiment saying, “It’s such a great privilege to be able to provide this service to our community. I believe it adds so much value to an already unique and welcoming area such as Point Washington. We hope to see, serve and connect with our surrounding neighbors through this new outreach.”
The clinic will treat simple, straight forward, non-emergent ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, simple lacerations (tetanus can be given when indicated), simple infections of the ears, sinuses, and lungs, and seasonal allergies. The clinic will also offer required and preventative services such as school and sport physicals. Efforts have been made to procure medications that are reasonably priced. Emergency life threatening ailments will be referred to the appropriate emergency room. Narcotics and controlled substances are not dispensed.
The clinic is located at 1290 N. Co Hwy 395 in Point Washington. It is currently open on Wednesdays from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm and patients are seen on a first come-first serve basis. All efforts will be made to continue exams until all patients have been seen.
The clinic is looking for volunteers. Want to help? Here’s what is needed:
- Front desk, patient registration
- Parking and directing traffic
- Health education – during and after visit
- Health professionals – nurses, pharmacists, etc
The first 4 categories will have two shifts – 7:30 am -10:30 am and 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Note that the early parking shift will actually begin at 7 am. Go here to sign up and learn more.