Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo participates in Frankfort Mission Clinic

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2009  
Contact Information:  Sarah Baird

Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo participated yesterday in the Frankfort Mission Clinic, a volunteer health service program held weekly in coordination with First Baptist Church of Frankfort.

Each Wednesday, volunteer health professionals—doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners—gather at the Frankfort Mission Clinic to provide healthcare services for individuals in need. Founded in 2002 and licensed as a Special Health Clinic, all medical services are offered at no cost to adults and children alike and specifically target those who may be unable to afford medical care or treatment any other way.

“During these difficult economic times, programs like the Frankfort Mission Clinic are more important now than ever,” said Lt. Gov. Mongiardo. “I am proud to have the opportunity to participate in a program that helps individuals get the quality healthcare they so desperately need.”

Working in conjunction with referrals from the Franklin County Health Department and support from the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, the clinic has significantly improved the quality of life for hundreds in Franklin County by providing a free resource for preventative education and care. The clinic primarily treats uninsured individuals with chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and asthma. In order to meet the additional needs of those in the community, the medical clinic expanded to also offers a dental clinic and a free pharmacy in 2004.

In 2008, 755 patients were served and 265 lab procedures performed in the clinic. Additionally, 18 dental clinics saw 56 patients.

For more information about the program or how to become involved, call (502) 227-4216.