POINT WASHINGTON — Point Washington Medical Clinic has recently opened to provide medical care to those who cannot afford it. The clinic is a ministry of Point Washington United Methodist Church (PWUMC) and is located in the Stephens Center behind the church’s sanctuary. While the clinic does accept donations, which are tax deductible, there is no charge for treatment and insurance is not required.
Dr. Patsy Vargo and Hillary Glenn, DNP, ARNP, the visionaries behind the clinic, are the physicians on duty. The clinic is also served by several volunteer nurses. In addition to the full volunteer medical staff, the clinic has several assisting in translation, check-in and health education.
“We strive to deliver quality medical care in a safe, non-traditional setting. All patients are accepted. All ages are accepted. No documents, no pay statements, no insurance, no problem,” Vargo said.
Glenn echoed that sentiment. “It’s such a great privilege to be able to provide this service to our community. I believe it adds so much value to an already unique and welcoming area such as Point Washington. We hope to see, serve and connect with our surrounding neighbors through this new outreach.”
The clinic will treat non-emergent ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, simple lacerations (tetanus can be given when indicated), simple infections of the ears, sinuses and lungs, and seasonal allergies. The clinic will also offer required and preventative services such as school and sport physicals. Efforts have been made to procure medications that are reasonably priced. Emergency life threatening ailments will be referred to the appropriate emergency room. Narcotics or controlled substances will not be dispensed.