Good health is an integral part of person’s well-being. After all, without our health, what do we have? Without access to healthcare, regular wellness visits, physical exams, and proper diagnosis of medical conditions a person’s overall quality of life is in jeopardy. A good quality of life is what enables us to strive for more, to get an education, and to seek employment. WelcomeHealth, a free health services clinic, is “Inspiring Us This Week” with the work they do to ensure that everyone in our community, regardless of income level, has the opportunity to strengthen their quality of life through health services. Here is a glimpse in to John’s story about how WelcomeHealth changed his life in more ways than one.
John* a 50-year-old professional lost his job and his health insurance in April. He has hypertension and diabetes. John was financially unable to purchase health insurance and continue his medication. He came to WelcomeHealth for the continuation of his treatment and medications to keep his hypertension and diabetes under control. John is doing well and has been looking for employment since April. If he had not received care and medications at WelcomeHealth, his health would have deteriorated, and he would not be able to seek employment.
*Indicates that the name of the individual has been altered as a privacy protection measure.
WelcomeHealth, previously known as the NWA Free Health Center, has provided over 10,000 medical and dental services to families in Northwest Arkansas living in poverty and over 1,000 dental extractions services have been donated to low income families in the Northwest Arkansas community.
If you’re interested in helping this program, so that you can assist individuals like this as they work to move forward on the path to success, check out what your gift can do:
$5 a week ($260 a year) will provide:
Medical supply for 15 patients.
$10 a week ($520 a year) will provide:
Dental supply for 17 patients.
$20 a week ($1,040 a year) will provide:
Mammograms for 7 women.