The clinic was established by the Beersheba Springs community to provide free medical services for the community, but we quickly became aware that the desperate need for medical care extended far beyond Beersheba; patients have come from 13 surrounding counties. Clinic days are Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesdays we have a second PAC, who volunteers. We average 30 visits/day, up to 3,000 visits a year.
The clinic does not charge fees, does not bill insurance and receives no government funding. Expenses are met entirely by voluntary donations from individual donors, patients and small local grants. In the first few years, donations were matched by a generous donor. We do not solicit support from for-proit hospitals or health insurance companies. We gratefully accept support from area businesses and friends; donations are encouraged and are necessary to the clinic’s sustainability. The gifts mean that mountain people now have relief from pain and suffering, which they did not have before.