A Dream Fulfilled: CarePoint Clinic offers free healthcare in the Snoqualmie Valley, holds community open house

Volunteers say CarePoint Clinic in Fall City exists to provide free high-quality primary health care for people of all ages without insurance, with limited insurance, or those in between health care providers.

The clinic – located in the Family Life Center of the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church campus – is open each Wednesday from 10AM – 4PM for anyone in need of primary medical care. It is staffed by volunteer Practitioners and Patient Care Coordinators who believe that health care should be accessible to all people of all ages in the community.

Clinic organizers say their desire is to partner with other community services and together meet the needs of those unable to
take advantage of the regular healthcare system.

But first they need to make the community aware of their services and so are holding a community event where residents can learn more about Carepoint services, its history and vision.

That community open house happens Wednesday, May 23rd from 4PM – 7PM inside the clinic located at 36017 SE Fish Hatchery Rd in Fall City.

Clinic Roots

A decade ago SVA Pastor Monty Wright was working with families who couldn’t afford the rising costs of healthcare. From this stemmed research on alternative ways to help Snoqualmie Valley families.

Monty’s research led him to a Haller Lake Christian Clinic in North Seattle that offered no or low-cost medical, dental care to people. This is became Monte’s dream for his community.

In 2013, a team of volunteer nurses and administrators compiled by Monty created lobby space and two exam rooms in the old gym at SVA and did a soft launch of the clinic. But, then the clinic lost a key volunteer at the time and the big SVA remodel happened.

In 2015, a new volunteer stepped up and with one RN and one FNP in place. In late 2016 the clinic opened its doors in a new, dedicated facility in SVA’s Family Life Center – finally bringing the dream to reality.

Organizers say they are privileged to bring free, primary healthcare to the Snoqualmie Valley community. During their first full year (2017), the clinic had 32 appointments, gained a second practitioner and other valuable volunteers.

They’re continuing to gain momentum in 2018. During the first quarter, the clinic has already had 24 appointments and even brought on a part-time executive director.

To learn more visit www.carepointonline.wordpress.com

 

 

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