October 24, 2021

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The Health Look

Hope Health Clinic in Oldham County expands into new developing

The charitable main care clinic in Oldham County has secured a new creating on the web-site of Baptist Overall health La Grange and will with any luck , transfer in 2022.

OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. — Oldham County has the optimum median revenue in Kentucky by a massive margin. But the median doesn’t symbolize the entire county.

The federal poverty rate in Oldham County is 5.4%, nicely beneath the price in the U.S. which is 10.5%. But if you glance at La Grange specifically – the level is 14.8%.

Hope Well being Clinic supplies health care to individuals with out insurance and this yr is celebrating its 10-yr anniversary. The clinic is positioned on the campus of Baptist Wellbeing La Grange.

In 10 years, Hope Health and fitness Clinic has served about 5,000 persons, providing treatment for the duration of 45,000 visits.  A take a look at fees just $15.

“We see people who have no insurance, or if they have an insurance policies coverage, the deductible is so substantial they are not able to find the money for to find treatment,” Executive Director Janet Warren explained.

This charitable, key treatment clinic is encouraging so lots of folks – from Trimble County to jap Jefferson County. People even travel from Shelby County mainly because there is no other location to find this affordable health-related treatment.  

But growing to satisfy the requirements of the local community is hard with such a small space.

“We are bursting at the seams,” Warren mentioned. “We can’t increase anymore programming any more employees any more volunteers.”

The clinic has been renting its present house from Baptist Overall health La Grange for $1. But the clinic just came to an arrangement with the clinic, which is likely to supply a larger sized business. That will give the clinic 50% a lot more place.

“We’ll have more exam rooms so we can take care of extra vendors currently being right here at the identical time,” Warren said. “We will be equipped to enormously raise the room of our pharmacy and consequently, obtaining far more prescription drugs, ready to do extra for our sufferers in that regard.”

The pharmacy offers standard treatment at no charge, and it is staffed by a volunteer pharmacist. In fact, Warren is the only total-time worker. There are a number of part time providers and employees, but most people today who operate in the clinic are volunteers who want to give their time and skills to those who need it most.

“Everybody in listed here serves. We’re not below for funds, we’re not listed here for glory,” Warren explained. “But we serve a group that has wants and that’s why I’m here.”

The clinic operates with a $340,000 a calendar year cash finances, but gives $1.4 million in expert services. Only $40,000 of that arrives from affected individual visits a calendar year, so fundraising is critical. A great deal of the dollars comes from grants, private citizens, churches and firms.

COVID canceled fundraisers this earlier yr, but Hope Well being Clinic is using part in Give For Very good Louisville, an on-line providing working day that commences one week from these days.

“Give for Great is likely to participate in an huge position this yr in fundraising to assistance us with the growth fund, and the patients who are at the clinic as perfectly,” Development and Mission Recognition Affiliate Taylor Davis explained.

You can come across a lot more information about Give for Very good and donating to Hope Overall health Clinic listed here.

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