Hundreds receive medical care at free health clinic


MANY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE INLAND NORTHWEST WERE ABLE TO GET FREE MEDICAL CARE TODAY. IN NEWS FOR YOUR HEALTH— KXLY4’S ALYSSA DONOVAN EXPLAINS HOW THIS CLINIC IS CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES— AND HOW IT CAN CHANGE YOURS TOO. THIS HEALTH FAIR IS OFFERING PRIMARY CARE VISITS, WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES AND EVEN MINOR SURGERIES. AND FOR ONE MAN WHO HAD NOT SEEN A CARDIOLOGIST IN NEARLY 30 YEARS—- TODAY HE RECEIVED THE CHECK UP OF A LIFETIME. CRAIG AND NANCY MEISSNER CAME OVER FOR THE FREE CLINIC FROM IDAHO…. NATS OF TEETH CLEANING AND WHILE NANCY WAITED FOR A TEETH CLEANING… CRAIG MEISSNER Seems like everybody wanted to have their teeth cleaned today. CRAIG WENT TO GET A HEART CHECK-UP. CRAIG MEISSNER Well, I haven’t had a blood test or an EKG for many years and this was free so we thought we’d come. THE MEISSNER’S WERE TWO OF NEARLY 1500 THAT WALKED THROUGH THE DOORS FOR FREE HEALTH SERVICES TODAY…. THE MOST POPULAR STOP FOR PATIENTS WAS DENTAL— AND EVEN WITH 33 DENTISTS VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME— EVERYONE KEPT BUSY. AND WHILE MANY LEFT WITH A WHITER SMILE—- THE MEISSNER’S WALKED OUT WITH MORE THAN THEY COULD’VE ASKED FOR. CRAIG I was diagnosed with a mitrAL-valve prolapse 30 years ago. A LIFE LONG CONDITION WHERE YOUR HEART VALVE IS NOT CLOSING PROPERLY. BUT TODAY— CRAIG RECEIVED SOME NEWS…. The cardiologist that did my EKG said that the old equipment back in the 80s that they diagnosed my MVP with he said it was pretty old stuff they did they best they could. but he checked today and told me you never had an MVP. CRAIG SAYS HE NEVER WOULD’VE KNOWN HIS MVP WAS WRONGLY DIAGNOSED IF IT WASN’T FOR THIS HEALTH CLINIC….HE LIKELY NEVER WOULDVE HAD AN EKG. To see the faces of people the smiles on their faces when they leave. Having received free medical care whether it’s a tooth they just couldn’t get taken care of or a heart exam, things they couldn’t afford otherwise. That’s a blessing to be part of. AND A BLESSING FOR THE MEISSNER’S. WHO SAY THEY CAME IN BROKEN— AND LEFT COMPLETELY HEALED. THE CLINIC RUNS THROUGH TOMORROW AND DOORS OPEN AT 7AM, THERE IS PLENTY OF SLOTS OPEN FOR MEDICAL AND EYE EXAMS BUT DENTAL FILLS UP VERY QUICKLY SO GET THERE EARLY. REPORTING IN THE STUDIO ALYSSA DONOVAN KXLY 4 NEWS.

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