$25,000,000 In Free Health Care Being Provided Today - Friday

September 19, 2018
Medical care

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NBC 5 reports a free first-come-first-served Ft. Worth hosted Medical Clinic is being held today/Wednesday - Friday at Will Rogers Memorial Center from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday with approx. $25,000,000 of services available to uninsured or underinsured residents. No insurance or I.D. is required.

Dr. Lela Lewis, CEO, Founder  and organizer of the 8th "Your Best Pathway To Health", a humanitarian service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says,“There is a need. There is a very big need.”

Services include:

  • Primary care visits
  • Women’s health services, including pap smears and mammography
  • Consultation by medical specialists, including heart evaluation, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology, infectious disease, general and orthopedic surgery and pediatrics
  • Screenings for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medical massage
  • Physical therapy
  • X-rays
  • Laboratory services
  • Podiatry services
  • Immunizations
  • Root canals
  • Dental cleaning
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Pharmacy
  • Eye examinations
  • Eyeglass fittings
  • Legal services
  • Financial counseling
  • Chaplaincy
  • A free meal

A news release also reveals services include “minor surgical procedures under IV sedation, such as small hernia repair, small mass excisions, cystoscopy, hysteroscopy and others.” Major surgeries “such as hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, larger hernia repairs and others will be performed at Texas Health Huguley Hospital.” 

Dr. Lewis notes, “The vast majority of the patients are the working class, the working class poor who have insurance but they just can’t afford the deductible and copay. And that is what we see time and time again."  Dr. Lewis also said, "There really is a health care crisis, and we have a wonderful opportunity of playing a small role to benefit that problem.”

For general info, call 682-250-0058. To schedule surgical procedures, call 423-641-6830.