Offering free monthly diabetes care
The Heritage Community Clinic offers a free Diabetes Clinic monthly to qualifying low-income, uninsured and under-insured adults 18-64. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to the diabetic patients. Prescription vouchers and medication assistance is offered to qualifying patients through the free clinic and pharmaceutical companies.
For an appointment or more information call 800.844.2654 or 740.593.2432.
Diabetic eye screenings
Diabetic eye screenings, including glaucoma testing, are provided to adults at the Heritage Community Clinic by Dr. Susan Quinn. If signs of glaucoma or other eye problems are detected during the exam, the individual is encouraged to follow up with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Uninsured and eligible individuals are directed to free resources.
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, more than half of whom are unaware they have it. Although treatable, glaucoma can lead to blindness, but the gradual vision loss with glaucoma often goes unnoticed. Glaucoma is caused by a buildup of eye fluid. Symptoms include a gradual blurring of vision, which can progress to tunnel vision or seeing halos around lights, especially at night.
To learn more about the screenings, contact Heritage Community Clinic at 800.844.2654 or 740.593.2432.