The oldest free and charitable clinic in the U.S. continues to provide important health care
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You can choose to make a small monthly gift that will help bring back optimism for the underinsured working poor in the greater St. Joe area, by providing basic healthcare.
- 8,869 Buchanan County residents 18-64 years of age live in poverty ( ie. annual earnings less than $12,140)
- 10,544 Buchanan County residents (16.3%) do not have health insurance
- In Missouri only 58.6% of adults can access affordable dental care
- Resource: Missouri Census Data (2017); ACS profiles
- The Social Welfare Board provides low cost primary healthcare and dental care to Buchanan County residents with limited incomes.
- Women’s Health and Family planning services are provided on a sliding fee scale basis regardless of residency and income.
- Medical patients are asked to donate $5.00 per medical visit.
- The clinic connects established patients to free or low cost medications and specialty care.
- The dental clinic charges $15.00 per tooth.
2017-2018 patient visit data: medical 5,864; dental 3,600; Westside (women’s health/family planning 3,221.
Annually at least $5,000,000 worth of medications are dispensed free of charge from the clinic’s dispensary and patient assistance programs.