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On March 26, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated that “of all forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Servant Hearts Clinic is thankful to be a United Way 2018 Partner Agency and continue to fight this far too prevalent injustice. Their volunteers provide free health care by serving the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all who seek care in Yankton and the surrounding region. As part of the commitment to their patients, Servant Hearts Clinic serves as a gateway to human service agencies to ultimately assist in finding patients a permanent health care home.

Servant Hearts Clinic believes access to quality health care is a basic human right. Everyone deserves access to receive care, and, for many, that is not a reality. Servant Hearts Clinic provides free care for those individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and have limited to no access to health care providers or medications.

Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis at Servant Hearts Clinic. Patients are not required to show proof of insurance, identification, or financial information. And, most importantly, all services are provided completely free to all patients, included limited prescription medications.

Volunteers see patients every Monday night from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a variety of issues, including urgent care needs, mental health services, spiritual care, and early disease management. If individuals are experiencing an emergency health care issue, they should go directly to the emergency room.

Servant Hearts Clinic receives 10% of their budget from United Way and is thankful for that partnership. Through the United Way, Servant Hearts Clinic is able to provide over 100 patients a year with lifesaving care and medication that they would normally not have access to. Through the help of the United Way donors, community members can receive free health care during their time of need. As one patient said, “I know I would not be alive today if it wasn’t for you guys. I owe everything to Servant Hearts Clinic.” Thank you for making your community a healthier place to live!

For more information about Servant Hearts Clinic or how to help, contact them at www.servantheartsclinic.org, Facebook.com/ServantHeartsClinic, servantahearstclinic@gmail.com, or (605) 760-2986. 

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