INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Nonprofit Free Clinics of Gennesaret works to improve access to health care by providing free services to those who do not have access to health care or who are homeless.
This free mobile clinic has been around for years, but is expanding its reach during the week.
People who enter the mobile clinic will encounter a clerk, a nurse, and then a physician assistant.
It is stocked with antibiotics, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene kits and clothing for people in need.
Gennesaret Free Clinics also has a dental clinic and a women’s health services clinic.
Executive Director Theresa Patterson told News 8 she believes health care is a human right.
“As an organization, we’re committed to staying in business, being there, and not letting our neighbors down when they come to us for maybe their blood pressure medication or their diabetes medication. We’ll be back next week, we’ll be back next week and we’ll keep coming back; we’re going to make sure people get the care they need,” Patterson said.
The organization recently launched a hit the streets countryside. The goal is to raise $50,000.
Donations will be used to hire more staff, new supplies and enough fuel to last three months.
Gennesaret Free Clinics hopes to purchase three additional mobile clinics in the future.
It partners with IndyGo to bring a mobile clinic to riders at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.
Here is a calendar of where you can find the Gennesaret Free Mobile Clinic:
- Eastern Star Church Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Development of the south-east district on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Cathedral soup kitchen and pantry on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Center Damien on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Veteran’s Memorial Plaza Wednesdays 6-8pm
- Brookside Community Church Fridays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Robert’s Park on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.