Albert Vasquez, executive director of the Raphael Community Free Clinic, provided the program last Wednesday.
The clinic provides non emergency free health care to those in the community that do not have health insurance and who qualify financially. Founded in 1997, it is staffed by health care professionals and health care volunteers, and serves seven nearby counties.
New patients are welcomed and encouraged, since some of the funding for the clinic comes from grants based on the number of patients. Other sources of funding include private donations and endowment gifts, as well as support from Peterson Regional Health Care and other organizations, including our Rotary Club.