March 21, 2023

WelcomeHealth in Fayetteville plans 10-year anniversary occasion

Fayetteville medical clinic WelcomeHealth will rejoice a milestone on Jan. 19.

The free well being clinic has an open home deliberate from 10-11:30 a.m. to rejoice a decade at its current location at 1100 N. Woolsey Ave.

Based in 1986 in a church basement because the Northwest Arkansas Free Well being Middle, WelcomeHealth offers medical care, dental care, and help providers in partnership with different group assets to low-income people no matter their capability to pay or insurance coverage standing.

The clinic operates 5 days every week utilizing volunteer physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, technicians and lay volunteers, coordinated by a small paid employees and ruled by a volunteer board of administrators.

WelcomeHealth relocated to the transformed county-owned constructing on Woolsey Avenue in 2013 from the outdated Nationwide Guard Armory constructing at 10 S. School Ave.

Monika Fischer-Massie is the group’s government director since 2002.

“I’ve seen many adjustments all through the years, and one of the memorable adjustments was the rework and transfer to our present facility in 2013,” she mentioned. “We had been so lucky to have the mastermind of [Fayetteville architect] Marlon Blackwell as our architect and lots of superb group supporters who helped us fund the venture.”

In 2021, WelcomeHealth offered 11,400 providers to 2,200 sufferers.

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