A free clinic at the Brookhaven branch of McComb-based St. Andrew’s Mission (217 North Whitworth Avenue) is providing appointment-only primary medical care services without charge to persons without health insurance. The clinic open at least one day a week relieves pressure on hospital emergency rooms, where persons who cannot afford primary care often go for non-emergency treatment and medications – sometimes beyond the point of cure when their health problems have gone unchecked and worsened. Volunteer physicians and nurses at the clinic see patients.
The clinic has arrangements with King’s Daughters Medical Center for reasonably-priced laboratory and imaging services. Local physicians in multiple specialties are also providing support when the clinic needs to refer patients for specialized care. Walk-ins are not accepted, and the clinic does not provide care for acute injuries and emergencies or onsite testing. The clinic needs more volunteers and seeks donations from individuals, organizations and churches to fund its work. Call 601-990-2056 for appointments.