The annual meeting of the Montgomery County Free Clinic was held on June 18th at the new Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic.  The Free Clinic is located at 816 Mill Street in Crawfordsville.  The Board had the opportunity to tour the new facility which has been under construction for several months.  The clinic includes several examination rooms for medical and dental patients, offices for volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and dentists, administrative offices and a large public meeting space.  It is anticipated that construction will be completed in July, and that the Free Clinic will begin to see patients sometime in August. 

The Board elected Dr. Janet Rucker President, Candy Royer Vice-President, Chris Amidon Secretary, Keith Mason Treasurer, Dr. John Roberts Chief Medical Officer and Bill Doemel Executive Director.  Other board members include Dr. Mark Truax, Gary Lewis, Gil Tobias, Nancy Sennett, Ann Malott, Morris Mills, Harry Siamas, Chris Amidon, Rebecca Lang, and Suanne Milligan.

The Free Clinic will offer free primary care health and dental services to Montgomery County residents whose household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  In addition, patients must not be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or be covered by private health insurance.  The Free Clinic will continue the good work of the Christian Nursing Service that has provided free health care to Montgomery County residents since 1968.  The Free Clinic will also house the Meals on Wheels Program and will be the new immunization center for Montgomery County.

The Free Clinic will be staffed by an employed nurse practitioner as well as volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals.  In addition, volunteers from the community will fill many administrative and other positions.  Paul Pfledderer is the volunteer coordinator for the clinic.  Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Mr. Pfledderer at volunteer@mcfreclinic.org. or call 362-4992 (leave a short message).  

An open house for the community to tour the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic is planned for Sunday July 28, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m.  We encourage you to connect with us on facebook by “liking” our page to stay up to date on our latest achievements and news as well as to view upcoming events for the clinic.