Heal the City Clinic Expanding

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Heal The City Clinic has been around for about a year and a half and currently serves about 75 people in the three hours they are open.

They are moving from their current location to the YMCA building on Carolina.

Eddy Turner, the executive director says it is very important they stay in the same area.

“For the working poor, transportation is often the problem. The presence of the clinic in this community is very, very important,” added Turner.

Charles Jackson has been going to the clinic for about a year, for him it has been lifesaving.

“When I met the clinic it was just like it was just right on time. It was a blessing because I hadn’t had my medicine you know in about 6 months. And that is very scary and very bad,” said Jackson.

With the move comes a lot more space.

They are increasing their size by about five times.

“I think we are obligated to provide more than Monday from 5 to 8. We’re going to have to have a real presence in this community,” added Turner.

Turner says what is making them so successful is the many volunteers that help out, including Jackson.

“I keep the clinic, you know nice and clean and pretty on the outside, you know I take care of that,” said Jackson.

The new clinic is expected to open in August.

They are hosting an open house Saturday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at  604 S. Tennessee.

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