Free one-day medical clinic to focus on primary care

MedWorks will partner with North Coast Health Ministry to host a one-day primary care clinic on June 8 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The clinic will take place at North Coast Health Ministry, 16110 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.

Appointments can be made by calling the MedWorks Appointment Line at 216-201-9325. Walk–in patients will also be accepted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All area residents, including residents of Westlake and Bay Village, are invited to participate.

The clinic will feature about 30 health care professionals and lay volunteers who will provide a broad range of primary care services. Services will include physical exams, wellness checks, lab tests and a small pharmacy. Each patient will also have the opportunity to meet with a social worker to help schedule follow-up appointments through North Coast Health Ministry and other providers for which they qualify. All services will be provided free of charge.

MedWorks is a non-profit that provides free healthcare clinics to Ohio’s un- and under-insured. Through its successful collaborations with hospitals, corporate sponsors, and medical and non-medical volunteers, MedWorks provides care for its patients and serves as an access point for those individuals to the medical community.

NCHM is a faith-based charitable health center that provides and optimizes access to health care for the medically underserved. A vital part of Greater Cleveland’s health care safety net for the past 27 years, NCHM provides primary care, prescription assistance, specialty referrals and health education to low-income individuals and families. With the support of over 150 volunteer physicians, nurses and other caregivers, NCHM is the medical home for its patients, providing preventive care and chronic disease management as well as care for acute illnesses and injuries.

Jeanine Gergel

Jeanine Gergel is Development Director at North Coast Health Ministry

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 10:19 AM, 05.14.2013