General Medical, Mental & Dental Services
We are a community. We care for those in need of services whether it be medical, dental or mental health services. We the Free Clinic of Powhatan need to meet these needs of our patients. As our Clinic grows so do our responsibilities and the need for additional programs, supplies, prescriptive medicines, education and of course money. Most of our medical patients had not been to a physician in many years to treat their chronic illnesses of diabetes, high blood pressure. COPD, etc. They went without their medicine and treatment so their chronic illnesses have turned into major health conditions, some of which have become life threatening. Many of our dental patients have not had care for such long lapses of time that the only course of treatment by the clinic’s dentists is to extract their teeth. Most cannot afford the dentures so the clinic must provide the funding. The Clinic has the same situation with our patients not being able to afford eye exams, glasses, and hearing aids. Our stories are many and sad. The Clinic feels it has the responsibility to care for their neighbors in their community. No one should have to suffer from physical or mental pain and have no recourse for relief.
Women's Health Care
In the one and one half years since the opening of the clinic it has grown from 10 patients to over 500 and is registering an average of 6 patients each week. We quickly identified that our non-childbearing female population was in dire need of pelvic examinations, hormone therapy, mammograms, bone density testing, hormone education and private counseling for females suffering from physical and mental abuse. Many of the women patients had not had any female care for decades since the birth of their last child. In the next month the clinic will be initiating their new Women’s Health Care Wellness Program.