Clinic offers opportunity to 'adopt-a-patient'

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Free Clinic of Meridian has announced an Adopt-a-Patient program in hopes of giving everyone an opportunity to take advantage of its services.

The free clinic serves more than 900 low-income, uninsured patients on Medicare or Medicaid in an 8-county area.

For a donation of $10 per month, or $120 per year, the medical needs of one patient can be covered for the entire year.

"Ten dollars a month is a very little amount and that will help us to be able to continue to serve these patients who otherwise would have no option of anywhere to go other than the emergency room, where that affects everybody's healthcare costs," said Stephanie Woodall, nurse manager for The Free Clinic of Meridian.

The Free Clinic of Meridian is located at 4707 Poplar Springs Drive. To donate, call 601-286-5551, or go to the clinic's website by clicking the attached link.