Free Medical Clinic Open for Uninsured

Oct 25, 2010

The area’s only free medical clinic is serving the uninsured and medically needy of the Lewiston-Clarkston valley. The Snake River Community Clinic (SRCC) has limited hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on a first come/first serviced basis. The clinic uses space after hours at 5:30 PM in the North Central Idaho Health District at 215 Tenth Street in downtown Lewiston.

Spots for evening clinic given out at 2pm outside of NCDHD. After you get a spot at 2pm, you then return at 5:30pm for the evening clinic. All patients are seen according to their needs. The most ill patients will be seen first. Your visit is free, and SRCC has several labs and x-rays that are free. However, any services provided outside of the clinic (e.g., referrals, etc.) are not free.

It is important to remember that the clinic is not a full-time or emergency clinic. All emergencies should go to a hospital emergency room. SRCC does NOT provide or write prescriptions for controlled substances. You are urged not to enter the Health Department on clinic business during their business hours from 8am to 5pm.

For information on services, how to donate or become a volunteer call 208-743-5899 or visit the SRCC website http://www.srcc-freeclinic.org/

Other Info: The Snake River Community Clinic is a non-profit, free medical clinic for people who are uninsured, have a low income, and are not provided for through private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. They are the “working poor” – the minimum wage worker who is trying to provide food and shelter for their families, but who has no employer-provided health benefits, no money for health insurance, and limited money for medical care. There is no staff available to answer medical questions over the phone. All care will be provided on clinic nights only. Patients are responsible for all expenses related to labs, x-rays, and further referrals, which are not covered under agreements with the clinic.

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