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Free clinic serves locals in need

Jim Shelton/Journal Review
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Medical care for those without insurance can be costly and difficult to get, however Crawfordsville offers a free health clinic to serve those in need.

The Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic at 816 Mill St. opened in 2013, and organizers want to remind residents of its services.

“We have medical care, dental care, we have a room used for dietitians, physical therapy, and we have a very warm and welcoming environment,” said Kay Nannet, nurse practitioner. “We just try and help people who may be in a spot in their life where they don’t have insurance or may need a little more assistance with their medical care.”

Several area medical and dental professionals volunteer their services at the clinic, however, organizers want nurses, doctors, dentists and translators to know additional opportunities exist.

“We work with specialists in the area to provide the best care that our patients need,” Nannet said.

Cesar Mares, a scribe and translator for the free clinic, is a Wabash College student. He volunteers at the clinic to assist with any translations needed. “One of my main roles here is a scribe,” Mares said. “I record interactions with Kay Nannet and our patients and I help translate for Spanish speaking patients. I also help register new patients into our clinic.”

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Christian Nursing Service, which helped found the Montgomery County Free Clinic.

For more information, call 765-362-5615 or visit their website at www.mcfreeclinic.org.

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