First United Methodist Church in Boone is home to a free health clinic that is a part of a network throughout the state. “Because we believe every person deserves access to basic healthcare services,” the mission statement for Free Clinics of Iowa maintains, their organization “facilitates the initiation, operation and collaboration of free clinics in the State of Iowa.”
The church opens the lower level of their facility on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. The clinic’s ministry focuses on serving people who fall through the gaps of our changing national healthcare system. They provide compassionate and appropriate basic healthcare services, education about health for their patients, and referrals to accessible and affordable health homes.
A variety of volunteers make this ministry possible, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, among other health professionals. The clinics also relies on friendly greeters, receptionists who are comfortable with paperwork, and interpreters to help with translation needs. Learn more about Free Clinics of Iowa online at www.freeclinicsofiowa.org.
A Matthew 25 grant from the North Central District has provided financial support for the free clinic in Boone. Grant funds are made possible by the apportionment gifts of United Methodist churches throughout the state of Iowa.