Washington County Community Free Clinic Thank the Williamsport Lions

L-R: Lion Larry Miller, Ms. Robin E. Roberson, Lion Emma Dubs, and Lion John Rand


Washington County Community Free Clinic Thank the Williamsport Lions

On September 25, 2008 Ms. Robin Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, spoke. She began by thanking the club for the support, in the past, as well as our recent extra donation of $2,000 that was recently given by the club.
She stated that it requires $225.00 to care for one patient for the year; office visits, medication, blood work, & etc. So our additional donation will provide for the care of 10 patients.
Some interesting facts she shared: 15,000 office visits last year; staff of 12 people; 80% of patients are employed, but without insurance, or means to pay for health care; last year they distributed about $2,800,000.00 worth of drugs, 33,000 doses, at a cost to the clinic of $40,000.00.
Patients are not asking to pay, care is provided to anyone, and the only criteria are that they do not have insurance coverage.
She closed by thanking us again, and reminding that the clinic depends on donations from the community, they receive no government funding.