MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — As the coronavirus crisis continues, one local health care clinic wants people without insurance to know they’re not going anywhere.
Victory Health says they are keeping their normal primary care open as long as they can, as it serves a vital need for their patients.
“Going to remain open as long as we can, and of course, it all depends on the safety of our staff, our patients,” said Kim Garrett, the director for Victory Health.
The clinic offers little to no-cost health care services to low-to-moderate income adults who don’t have insurance. The clinic offers primary care, specialty care, diagnostics, and medication assistance.
They are currently navigating around the coronavirus pandemic, so they can keep the doors open for their patients who have underlying health conditions.
“So many of us are so aware of right now with the increased with COVID that they’re maintaining their health and they’re not getting sick with those things, or their health declines with those things,” said Garrett.
Victory Health says they are still accepting new patients, especially since there are people who have recently lost their jobs and benefits. The clinic is offering help to maintain the health and care that they need, as well as the ability to get checked out by a doctor.
The clinic is also taking all precautions to make sure their patients are cared for, by rearranging their schedule to help space out staff and patients and following all CDC guidelines.
“Just taking all the precautions that we need to so that our staff and our volunteers stay well, and also our patients,” said Garrett.
The clinic is not testing for COVID-19. They are encouraging patients who are exhibiting the symptoms to call ahead before even going into the clinic.
“We are trying to direct them to the testing center, trying to keep them not coming into the clinic, but if they do come in, putting a mask on, getting them taken care of and back home as quickly as we can,” said Garrett.
The clinic says they are asking for prayers and support as they work through the pandemic.
“If people want to get involved to support the clinic, we are telling them the biggest things we need right now are certainly prayers for our staff and our patients, just for the wellness and safety so that we can continue to be open and serve as best we can. And certainly support,” said Garrett.
To learn more about the clinic and how you can help, click here.
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