Demand for Marshall County Free Clinic growing
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. - The first night the Marshall County Free Clinic opened its doors, three patients walked through. Now, every week there are closer to a dozen people.
"They're people that usually work part time, and after paying the bills, they don't have enough to cover health insurance," said Kristen David, Assistant Executive Director. David helps pre-screen each patient and gets to see firsthand the impact the clinic has on the patients who qualify.
Shirley Fricks was one of the first patients through the doors when they opened and said it is a huge relief to her to know she has somewhere to get health care.
"Those of us that do work and not able to make large incomes, you kind of fall in the cracks," she said. She added she knows she's not alone, which is why she's not surprised that every time she's come in for a check-up, the waiting room is full.