Lebanon’s Volunteers in Medicine Clinic at 711 South 8th Street is celebrating its 13th year serving low income, uninsured Lebanon County residents, completely free of charge.
Clinic Director Rick Scott, speaking recently on WLBR’s “Talk of the Town” program said the clinic started in 2008, thanks to the support of the late Frank Dixon and his Dixon Foundation, as well as the Good Samaritan Hospital.
At that time, prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the number of people in our community who were unable to seek even routine, basic medical care was quite great:
But since its start, the clinic has served untold thousands of patients. Scott said their main focus is to provide basic medical care, such as high blood pressure and diabetes management, and referrals to other specialists when there are more significant medical needs that must be addressed.
They had a pretty good core group of providers before the pandemic, but since many of them are older, they dropped out when Covid struck and have not returned:
Scott said any volunteer to the medical staff can help out, even as little as one or two hours a week.
To find out how, reach out to the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic at 717-272-2252.