|Mountain Home Christian Clinic
(The Love of Jesus at Work)
421 West Wade St., Mountain Home, AR 72653
870-425-5010 Fax 870-425-5020 MountainHomeChristianClinic.org - Facebook
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IRS Approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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2016 Annual Report
Years in service: 17
Avg fee to patients: $0
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Over 100 / 1000 hrs / mo
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Member - Arkansas Assoc.
of Charity Clinics
In the summer of 1999 a group of persons from the Mountain Home East Side Baptist Church traveled to Brazil as part of a medical mission, ministering and witnessing to poor persons in need. On return from that mission several members of the group were filled with the realization that there were persons in our own community that had very similar needs. There was a strong desire to perform the same type of ministry here in Mountain Home. Out of this desire the Mountain Home Christian Clinic came to be.
The first step was to investigate what efforts had been successful in other communities. What kind of money was needed? What services would we need to provide? Volunteers visited several of the free clinics here in Arkansas and reported on their findings. In Hot Springs they found a church sponsored clinic that seemed to have the model closest to what we were interested in. Ellen Kilgore, Danny Ponder, Dr. Paul Wilbur and Lewis Barnes (the pilot), flew down to Hot Springs and witnessed the Hot Springs Charitable Clinic in operation. When they returned home from that inspirational experience, they knew that we could make it happen in Mountain Home.
East Side Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home agreed to provide seed money for beginning expenses, a Board of Directors was elected, by-laws were authored and the Mountain Home Christian Clinic became a reality. On January 3, 2001, the Internal Revenue Service issued a Letter of Determination that the Mountain Home Christian Clinic, Inc. "is exempt from federal income taxes" as a 501 (c)(3) organization.
A public meeting was held, and over 300 interested persons attended. Volunteers were recruited and key volunteers identified. The First United Methodist Church and the Baxter County Health Unit agreed to provide space for clinic operation. A "dry run" clinic was held. Many ups and downs, processes and procedures were experimented with and then on April 27, 2000, the first clinic was held.
In September 2003 we moved to our present facilities located at 421 West Wade Street in Mountain Home.
The Mountain Home Christian Clinic is a group of volunteers who have come together to work as a team to provide charitable health care to those members of our community who for various reasons cannot afford care by the established system. We are advocates for persons in need.
The clinic's purpose is to provide medical care and support to persons who cannot obtain these services in other ways. For this reason they do not see persons who have Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance. Federal poverty guidelines are used to screen for need.
Professional volunteers provide medical care. Lay volunteers provide ancillary services as well. There are now over 100 active volunteers who are members of over 75 different Christian congregations. Services include: complete pharmacy services; primary medical care; optometry and eye glasses; physical, respiratory and occupational therapy; diabetes management; nutritional counseling; spiritual counseling; social work referrals; prescription refills; resource referrals; medical lab and x-ray services; emergency dental care; and medication assistance for clinic patients. The MHCC ceased providing medication assistance to Medicare recipients in 2006 when the Federal Government program became effective to assist those on Medicare.
We are organized as an IRS approved tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible. We are supported donations from individuals, churches and businesses as well as local fund raising events.
Services are provided in an attitude of Christian love using a volunteer staff. Services will be provided without regard to race, ethnic origin, sex, creed, age or religion.
"You are wonderful people to put your time & energy into helping. ... we wouldn't have glasses, doctor visits or medicines ... and the clinic runs extremely smooth for the amount of people you serve ... thank you." Anonymous