Downtown church launches medical clinic

Dr. Dennis Sale works on an exam office at Heartland Community Church at 619 Vt., where he plans to open a small clinic so he can see patients as part of the church’s new ministry.

Dr. Dennis Sale works on an exam office at Heartland Community Church at 619 Vt., where he plans to open a small clinic so he can see patients as part of the church’s new ministry. by Richard Gwin

Fittingly, New Life in Christ church is celebrating its coming-out party with a new ministry.

New Life in Christ for the past 20 years had been known as Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt. With the fresh name introduced a few weeks ago, the church is also launching a medical ministry. That outreach program is called New Hope Medical Ministry. And like New Life and Heartland, it’s a reboot — 11 years ago it came into being as the Heartland Medical Clinic.

New Hope is aiming to see patients each Wednesday starting Sept. 1 for free and minimal-cost health care, says Dr. Dennis Sale, who will oversee the operation.

“We just hope that we can serve the people any way we can. We will be drawing blood on-site, we’ll be able to do EKGs, some good basic medical treatment. We’ll be as full-service as we can at this location,” Sale says. “Obviously, if we have patients who come in who need more expensive care, scans or X-rays, they’ll have to go to the hospital to get those done. We have no way to get those free, but we want to get the ball rolling and help people to identify their problems and move on to whatever they need to be done.”

Learn more about the New Hope Medical Ministry here.

Tagged: free care, Medical clinic, low-cost care, health

Comments

Karrey Britt 3 years, 11 months ago

So, does the Leo Center still offer medical care? What does parted ways mean?

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Sarah Henning 3 years, 11 months ago

The Leo Center is still practicing medical care, it's just that Dr. Sale is no longer affiliated with the center.

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