Christ Community Free Clinic in Auburn will re-open its clinic today, July 20. The Medical Clinic provides free health care services to the uninsured and underinsured in South King and North Pierce Counties.
Initial Clinic hours will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings starting on July 20th. Volunteer doctors and nurses provide assessments and treatments for illnesses, minor injuries, infections, and skin conditions. Patients can also receive referrals for follow-up care and social services assistance. Limited dental care is being provided off-site by appointment only.
Closed Because of COVID-19
The Clinic was temporarily closed in early 2020 while research began to determine best practices for minimizing Covid-19 infections and strict state mandates closed many organizations. With limited resources, CCFC leaders believed it prudent to close the clinic to protect both patients and providers.
CCFC Clinic Coordinator said local volunteer doctors and nurses have answered the call to resume seeing patients at the clinic in July and that current mandated safety protocols will be in place to protect both volunteers and patients.
“The pandemic has taught us that access to basic health care is essential to maintaining public health”, said Mike Morrisette, the CCFC’s new Executive Director, “going forward, it’s going to be a team effort for us all to stay healthy. That’s where free medical clinics like ours come in.”
Once re-opened, CCFC will reach out to the community seeking additional resources to expand services. “Our mission is to take care of people who are underinsured or without medical insurance”, said Jeffrey Johnson, CCFC Board Treasurer, “because of high insurance premiums, many individuals can’t afford to cover their spouse on their employer group health plan.
Christ Community Free Clinic
Since opening in 2007, Christ Community Free clinic has provided free medical and dental services to over 7,000 people. The clinic is supported by the City of Auburn, local churches, businesses, local medical providers, and individual donations.
As many things at the clinic are donated, donations are welcome. If you would like to help financially or with an in-kind donation contact Morrisette at [email protected].
Dates vary and appointments are required. Call (253) 736-2634
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