• August 23, 2014

Lions learn about Greater Killeen Free Clinic

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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:30 am

Marlene DiLillo, executive director of the Greater Killeen Free Clinic, was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Harker Heights noon Lions Club meeting.

The clinic is a volunteer-based, non-emergency, nonprofit medical clinic that provides primary health services to children and adults.

Services provided include acute care evening clinics, appointment-only chronic care clinics and a well women’s clinic that provides gynecological care outside of family planning.

DiLillo said the clinic is developing several healthy living programs such as the “Walk Club” and “Lunch n’ Learn.”

“There are no charges for clinic services but a $5 individual or $10 per family donation is encouraged,” DiLillo said.

Acute medical services provided include treatment of respiratory infections, sore throats, and flu-like symptoms along with injuries that do not require X-rays. Simple wound care is also provided in addition to non-surgical wound infections to include suture or staple removal of non-surgical wounds and tooth pain treatment.

The clinic will refer patients to appropriate agencies for any service it does not provide.

The free clinic provides treatment and other services for diabetes, hypertension, chronic heart disease, thyroid disease and asthma. Patients enrolled in this program must also agree to attend disease management/education classes as part of their treatment plan. Screening for eligibility for chronic care services is by appointment only.

For information about clinic hours, eligibility, and the documents required for services, call 254-618-4211 or go to www.gkfclinic.org

The Free Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization assisting those in medical need in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Greater Killeen Free Clinic, 718 N. Second St., Suite A, Killeen, TX 76541.

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