Video: Without buyer, Oak Hill Medical Clinic officials say facility will close


JUST A FEW MINUTES AND DURING THAT TIME THE THIEF SMASHED HER WINDOWS INSTALLED THE DOG AND HER PURSE. THE LITTLE GIRL SUFFERS FOR ALOPECIA. THE DOG WAS USED FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. TONIGHT DOZENS OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PATIENTS SOON BE WITHOUT A DOCTOR. MIKE FOUND OUT BY THE ONLY MEDICARE AND MEDICAID CLINIC AROUND FOR MILES COULD BE FORCED TO SHUT DOWN. Reporter: ONCE A MONTH CAROLYN HAS DRIVEN FROM HER NEW SMYRNA BEACH HOME TO THIS NO KILL MEDICAL CLINIC. SHE SEVERS FROM A GENETIC DISORDER THAT COULD DAMAGE ORGANS. SHE SAYS THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW CLINICS NEARBY SHE CAN GO TO UNDER MEDICAID. THERE ARE A LOT OF DOCTORS HERE BUT THEY ARE NOT TAKING DEDICATE PATIENTS. IT MAY NOT BE AROUND FOR MUCH LONGER. THE CLINIC SAYS IT IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BUY THE PROPERTY OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE . ONE POSSIBLE BUYER WAS THE CITY OF OAK HILL. THE CITY SAYS THIS BUILDING IS IN NEED OF MAJOR REPAIRS INCLUDING A NEW ROOF, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AC AS WELL AS DEALING WITH ISSUES WITH MOLD. THE CITY DOESN’T HAVE AN ESTIMATE ON HOW MUCH ANY OF THAT WILL COST TO FIX. THERE’S A MEETING TO DISCUSS IT THAT IT WOULD BE AN EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT. THE PATIENTS DO NEED TO BE CARED FOR IN THIS AREA BUT I JUST DON’T THINK IT WILL BE ANYTHING WHERE THE CITY WILL BE INTERESTED. AS FOR THE 106 PATIENTS IN THIS CLINIC SHE ASSUMES SHE WILL BE DRIVING MORE THAN AN HOUR TO FIND A DOCTOR. IS HARD TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET DOWN THERE IF YOU DON’T HAVE TRANSPORTATION. Reporter: SHE IS HOPING THINGS WILL WORK OUT. THE CLINIC COULD NOT GIVE US A

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