Free health clinic opening in Wauseon

Written by David Green.

For many working adults in Fulton County, health insurance is not affordable and government assistance is unavailable.

Next Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Free Clinic of Fulton County will open its doors to provide free medical care and assistance for these uninsured adults living throughout Fulton County.

Located in Wauseon at the Fulton County Health Center Medical Office Building, the Free Clinic of Fulton County will be staffed by volunteer physicians and nurses. The clinic will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesday and the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Appointments are necessary to receive medical treatment.

“With 40 to 60 million U.S. residents without health insurance and nearly 1.4 million of those people living right here in Ohio, it only seemed right to me that local physicians and nurses volunteer to help out by starting a primary care clinic to address acute illnesses and chronic medical problems,” said Dr. Randall Bowman, Free Clinic President. “A person shouldn’t have to go without medical care just because they don’t have health insurance.”

Fulton County residents age 18 to 64 without Medicaid, Medicare or commercial insurance who meet income guidelines will be eligible to receive medical treatment at the Free Clinic of Fulton County. For an individual in 2007, that would be with an income of less than $15,315 and for a family of four it is an income of less than $30,975.

 

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