The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic has seen a decline in patients recently for its evening clinics, and clinic leadership is trying to get the word out that they have the resources available to treat a variety of issues of patients in the community who are uninsured.
According to the clinic’s interim executive director Dave Burns, the evening clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:30. Treatment is divided into two types of patients. The first group includes patients with chronic care conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, long-term breathing issues such as COPD and long-term pain issues.
It also treats those with specific shorter-term issues such as bronchitis, podiatry and other problems such as infections.
According to Burns, patients must be screened to be treated at the clinic. In order to receive state funding, the clinic must ensure that its patients fall below the 200-percent mark of the federal poverty level and that they have no medical insurance. For exa...
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