Reprinted with permission of The Pilot, 2007.
Free Clinic Deserves Widespread Support
In April 2004, a small but efficient and effective free clinic opened in Carthage to provide medical care for limited-income Moore County residents who lack health insurance and do not receive Medicare or Medicaid.
The clinic provides primary and preventive medical care, resource information, health education and a limited laboratory and X-rays. The clinic has established specialty clinics for: cardiology, orthopaedics, ENT, physical therapy/back, ophthalmology, dentistry, and mental health. It also provides pharmacy services to the uninsured.
All of these services are provided by dedicated medical professionals and lay volunteers who are willing to make a true difference in the health of the Moore County community.
The clinic will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24, along with 68 other free clinics throughout the state, for the purpose of raising awareness about the role free clinics play in providing quality health care to the uninsured.
Make an effort to come to the clinic at 705 Pinehurst Ave., at the rear entrance to the Health Dept. in Carthage. Have some light refreshment and meet some of our dedicated volunteers. This is an opportunity to tour the clinic, ask questions and see the impact your community's free clinic has in our area.
MFCC is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. It does not receive any federal or state funds and is dependent upon the generosity of the community. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to Moore Free Care Clinic, PO Box 161, Pinehurst, NC 28370.
For more information, visit www.moorefreecare.org or call 910-947-6550.
Priscilla Moulds, Volunteer
Moore Free Care Clinic