Lourdes hospital in Binghamton is sponsoring a day of free medical services tomorrow.
The idea for this kind of one-day free clinic — called Medical Mission at Home — originated in Tennessee. The idea is to reach people in need who don’t often visit the hospital or care center.
Sister Marilyn Perkins heads up Lourdes’ activities to provide services to the disadvantaged. She says there is a need for health care in the community.
“We have over six-thousand households that are assisted for services that they receive through Lourdes,” she says.
Lourdes is expecting hundreds of people tomorrow, but Perkins says they are ready. The clinic will offer all kinds of services.
“We’ve targeted specific services, but we think there are other services that we think we’re going to provide on the day of Medical Mission, such as wound care, foot care, mammography — we’ll have a mammography van there,” Perkins says.
They’ll also be providing dental services and financial counseling for people.
It’s first come first served tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m. Lourdes has more information on its website.