FREE Healthcare for the Uninsured

Healthcare, dental care, basic radiology, on-site pharmacy (no narcotics), Well Women Exams, physical therapy, counseling, and diabetes education - Thanks to the Community Health Clinic & Donors Like YOU!

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Healthcare, dental care, basic radiology, on-site pharmacy (no narcotics), Well Women Exams, physical therapy, counseling, and diabetes education - Thanks to the Community Health Clinic & Donors Like YOU!

Therea's Story

Theresa's heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and gallbladder where beginning to shut down. With the use of a diuretic the hospital removed 25 pounds of fluid from her core, heart and lungs. Her heart was only functioning with an ejection fraction rate of 18% with the normal range being 50-60%. At the age of 47 she was suffering from congestive heart failure.

No one in her family has heart problems. She was told her heart failure was caused by a virus, it was never going to go away and would require a lot of medical attention and expensive medications. Her cardiologist, at the Community Health Clinic, wanted her to wear a Zoll Life Vest. This Vest would shock her heart back into a normal rhythm if needed. This would help the doctor determine what kind of pacemaker Theresa would need. She would need to wear the Vest for 3 months which would cost $11,625 IF she had insurance.


The Community Health Clinic spoke with Zoll and they agreed to charge her $3,000, $1,000 per month. The Clinic also coordinated with the local hospital and they were gracious enough to pay 1 month of the cost. This left 2 months, or $2,000, that needed to be paid. Stepping in to "BRIDGE THE GAP" was the Clinic, agreeing to pay the remaining 2 month balance.

The Clinic, also providing prescription assistance stepped in again when just ONE of Theresa's new medications was going to cost $500 PER MONTH. Working with the manufacturer the Clinic was able to obtain this life saving medication FREE OF CHARGE for Theresa!