On November 9, St. Dominic’s and Stewpot Community Services celebrated the upcoming reopening of the St. Dominic Community Health Clinic with a blessing of the newly remodeled clinic space. The St. Dominic’s Community Health Clinic, located within Stewpot Community Services, was forced to temporarily close due to water damage following the flood in August of 2022. After extensive repairs, the clinic is scheduled to reopen to patients on Monday, November 13, 2023.
“We are excited to welcome St. Dominic Community Health Clinic back to our campus. Their absence has only highlighted the critical gaps that they are closing for people who need access to care. Truly, the St. Dominic Community Health Clinic is making a difference in the lives of those who need help and hope,” said Rev. Jill Barnes Buckley, Executive Director of Stewpot Community Services.
Through close ties with Stewpot Community Services and the Central Urban Ministry Center, the St. Dominic Community Clinic was established in 1996 to serve those who cannot afford basic medical care. The St. Dominic Community Health Clinic provides healthcare services free of charge for the medically underserved in Jackson.
“We are happy to see this part of our ministry reopen,” said Kristin Wolkart, Interim Market President, St. Dominic Hospital and St. Dominic Health Services. “The St. Dominic Community Health Clinic is an important aspect of how we live our mission to be a healing and spiritual presence for those most in need, and we look forward to welcoming both familiar and new faces back to the clinic in the coming days.”
Patients of the St. Dominic Community Health Clinic are welcomed with no appointment necessary. Primary health care services include:
• Routine checkups, treatment of acute illnesses
• Blood pressure and blood sugar checks
• Sports or employment physicals
• Limited chronic care, nutrition counseling
• Waived lab testing, scheduling of lab
• X-ray or other diagnostic services
• Referrals for specialty care and social services
• Assistance with prescriptions
• Supplies and equipment
In addition to primary health care services, the clinic provides a variety of educational programs for children, adolescents, and adults to promote disease prevention and safety among this segment of the population.
Learn more about how you can support this initiative and other community healthcare initiatives by contacting the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation at 601-200-6910 or donate online at https://www.fmolhs.org/giving/foundations/st-dominics-foundation.
To volunteer or make a donation to Stewpot Community Services, visit https://www.stewpot.org/.