Community medical care center
The Community Medical Care Center is a non profit clinic offering primary medical and dental care to the qualified uninsured and medically indigent of the surrounding area. The clinic offers primary care, specialty care, chronic disease management and dental care to a segment of the community who might otherwise do without necessary medical care.
The Community Medical Care Center is a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates as a "sister" ministry to the Christian Care Center under the leadership of the same Executive Director.
Care is provided by volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists in addition to a small compensated staff. The clinic and medical professionals operate under a legal statute which transfers liability of not-for-profit clinics and providers of the state.
In order to qualify for services, patients must meet the following criteria:
Income at or below 150% of poverty level
No medical insurance of any kind
No Medicaid or Medicare coverage
No person over the age of 65
Qualifying patients receive all primary care free of charge. The clinic also provides referrals for free diagnostic tests, chronic disease education and care and referrals for surgical procedures. A staff nurse works with pharmaceutical companies to obtain free prescription medication and a representative from the hospital's patient services department works to provide needed procedures unavailable in the clinic through the hospital's charity care program.