New Clinic Offers Free Treatment

Published 08/08 2014 10:43PM

Updated 08/09 2014 12:25AM

People in the Wabash Valley will have access to free health care starting Saturday.

The Mollie R. Wheat Memorial Clinic held an open house on Friday.

It's located inside the Landsbaum Center in Terre Haute.

It will provide free treatment for acute illnesses and health screenings.

The goal is to help under-insured patients, but it also benefits students.

The clinic is run by medical students of the IU School of Medicine, ISU and Ivy Tech, under the supervisions of physicians.

Students will learn the scientific side of health care, but also the cultural aspects.

"We as students sometimes don't know what patients need, what barriers they face in getting health care. Someone might not have transportation or they may not have adequate resources to pay for the medication. So, we're there to learn that, as well as basic science," says Daniel Capes, the chair of the board of directors.

The clinic will be open every Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

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