A Free Health Clinic in the Lake Country Area


>>>WELCOME BACK. THIS IS THE 8th YEAR THAT OAKWOOD CHURCH IN HEARTLAND IS HOSTING A FREE HEALTH CLINIC THAT INCLUDES FLU SHOTS, DENTAL CHECKUPS, MEDICAL SCREENING AND SO MUCH MORE. A QUARTER MILLION PEOPLE IN MILWAUKEE ARE UNDERSURED OR UNINSURED.>>THE CHURCH IS PARTNERED WITH A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THESE MUCH NEEDED BENEFITS. JOINING US NOW FROM OAK WOOD IS SARAH GEIST AND ANDY LARSEN WITH TOUCH TWICE LAKE COUNTRY. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE THIS MORNING.>>THANKS FOR HAVING US.>>THIS IS SUCH AN ALL ENCOMPASSING DAY OF PROVIDERS UNITING FOR A BETTER CAUSE. TALK ABOUT HOW THIS CAME TO BE IN MILWAUKEE.>>WELL TOUCH TWICE IS A NATIONAL MINISTRY THAT DOES CLINICS LIKE THIS ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT’S BEEN IN HEARTLAND FOR 8 YEARS AT OAKWOOD CHURCH. IT’S THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE IN NEED. AS YOU SAID THERE IS SOMETHING LIKE A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED. WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT NOW EIGHT YEARS EACH YEAR IT BUILDS AND WE ADD MORE SERVICES. A LOT OF THE PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE, DOCTORS, DENTISTS ATTORNEYS HAVE TAKEN NOTICE AND ARE DONATING THEIR TIME. EACH YEAR IT GROWS A LITTLE BIT. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED.>>BY GROWING YOU MEAN IN YEARS YOU HAVE SERVED OVER # HUNDRED PEOPLE.>>YES.>>AND YOU CAN HANDLE MORE.>>WE’VE HAD 2,000 TOTAL ROUGHLY IN THE EIGHT YEARS AND 420 IS THE MOST WE HAVE DONE. WE HOPE TO TOP THAT THIS YEAR. THERE IS CERTAINLY ROOM FOR GROWTH.>>LET’S GO THROUGH SOME OF THE THINGS YOU ARE OFFERING. I THINK IT’S INCREDIBLE THE AMOUNT OF SERVICES THAT WILL BE THERE. WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE MEDICAL THINGS SCREENING, VISION, YOU ALSO HAVE HAIR CUTS, FAMILY PORTRAITS, HOT MEALS, RESUME HELP. FREE UNDERWEAR, HATS, MITTENS, ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. THIS RUNS THE WHOLE GAMBIT.>>IT REALLY DOES. WE LIKE ANDY WAS SAYING WE’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH PEOPLE OUTPOURING THEIR TIME AND DONATING SERVICES. WE HAVE DENTAL VOUCHERS THAT WILL BE GIVEN OUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN BE DIAGNOSED WITH WHAT MIGHT BE WRONG WITH THEM. AND MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE A DENTIST THAT WILL HELP WITH EXTRACTIONS. IT’S BEEN WONDERFUL TO SEE THE OUTPOURING FROM THE COMMUNITY.>>ANOTHER THING TOO, THERE IS NO INTIMIDATION FACTOR. THERE IS SPANISH TRANSLATORS ON HAND. YOU CAN WALK IN AND YOU NEED TO SET UP APPOINTMENTS OR JUST COME IN AND SAY I NEED THESE THINGS? HOW DOES THIS WORK?>>PEOPLE JUST COME IN AND THEY CAN REGISTER AS EARLY AS 8:30 IN THE MORNING AT THE CHURCH. THEY WILL BE PAIRED UP WITH A GUIDE THAT WILL HELP THEM TAKE THEM AROUND THE CHURCH AND GET THEIR MOST NEEDED SERVICES. THEY ARE ABLE TO EVEN RANK WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICES ARE SEEN FIRST.>>WHAT ARE YOU SEEING AS THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS. I THINK A LOT OF THESE ARE BASICS WE ALL SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE CARED FOR ABOUT.>>THERE IS A WIDE ARRAY OF BASIC MEDICA SERVICES THAT MANY PEOPLE DON’T HAVE. THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS LIKE CHIROPRACTIC CARE. 80% OF ALL ADULTS HAVE BACK PAIN IT’S A COMMON THING. SO VISION SERVICES, CHIROPRACTIC, JUST BASIC MEDICAL TESTING, THAT’S ALL REALLY IMPORTANT SO YOU CAN CATCH THINGS BEFORE THEY GET BAD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THAT.>>IT’S SO LOVELY TOO THAT ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT THINGS LIKE FAMILY PORTRAITS, THAT’S A LUXURY FOR MOST OF US. BUT THAT IS BEING PROVIDED ALSO. IT IS SUCH A NICE TOUCH.>>UH-HUH.>>WE’LL HAVE PRINTED OUT PICTURES THAT DAY AS WELL AND THE ABILITY TO RECEIVE THE DIGITAL IMAGE OVER THEIR EMAIL AS WELL. IF THEY HAVE AN EMAIL. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT OFFERING THAT THIS YEAR AGAIN.>>WHY ARE YOU GUYS DOING IT? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE ABLE TO BE PART OF IT?>>WELL YOU KNOW AS I SAID THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IS TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE IN NEED AND THERE IS SUCH A GREAT NEED. I THINK WE ALL GO THROUGH OUR DAY-TO-DAY WORKING LIVES DOING WHATEVER IT IS WE DO AND WE WANT TO FEEL ULTIMATELY LIKE WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. WE’RE REALLY HELPING SOMEONE AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, TO ME IT IS LIKE I CAN SEE THE BENEFIT TO PEOPLE AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT AND I THINK IT’S YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WHO IS INVOLVED HAS THAT SAME FEELING.>>EVEN SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS FLU SHOTS YOU’LL BE OFFERING RIGHT?>>WHO IS DOING THE FLU SHOTS?>>FROEDTERT. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN IS ACTUALLY PROVIDING THEM. THEY WERE HAPPY TO COME BACK THIS YEAR.>>EVERYONE NEEDS IT, BUT NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>SO TELL SOMEBODY. THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO GET THE WORD OUT SO EVERYBODY CAN COME IF YOU INSIDE TO. NEED TO. TELL SOMEBODY IF THIS DOESN’T APPLY TO YOUR FAMILY IT PROBABLY WILL APPLY TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW. YOU CAN LEARN MORE BY CALLING THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.>>ALSO I WANT TO MENTION TWO FREE BUSES RUNNING OR FREE BUSES RUNNING FROM TWO WAUKESHA LOCATIONS. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CAR THERE IS TRANSPORTATION THAT WILL TAKE YOU THERE.>>AND EASY TO GET TO. JUST OFF 83 FROM 94.>>GREAT. THANKS FOR BEING HERE GUYS.

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