Free Diabetes Clinic
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 company's. The patients also has access to a Diabetes Navigator to assist with their care. See below.
For an appointment or more information call 800.844.2654 or 740.593.2432.
Providing a connection between you and your health provider
The Diabetes Navigator assist patients by identifying and managing the barriers to diabetes care. The Navigator provides one-on-one support to enable patients to better understand their diabetes and to have a successful outcome. The Diabetes Navigator can help the patient with:
- Diabetes education
- Improve communication between patient and physician
- Food assistance
- Financial concerns
- Insurance coverage
- Coordinates services with health care providers
A Diabetes Navigator is a caring advocate who can listen and help clients enjoy a healthier life. For an appointment or more information call 800.844.2654 or 740.593.2432.
For more information, please contact the Diabetes Patient Navigator at 740.593.2499.
Diabetic eye screenings
Diabetic eye screenings, including glaucoma testing, are provided to adults at the Diabetes 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 Free Clinic at 800.844.2654 or 740.593.2432.