The new website for the Greater Killeen Free Clinic offers more information about its services and may expand its reach in the community.
“I think people want the ability to look up information without having to make a phone call,” said Marlene DiLillo, executive director of the Free Clinic, about the new website. “It is difficult, but we have to stay up with technology for our patients, volunteers and donors.”
The new website, which is the first update in 15 years, provides easier access to information about the clinic’s services, events and fundraising programs, she said. It also provides content for mobile devices, which means it is accessible for those who only access the Web through smartphones.
Links on the site direct people not only to information about the services offered by the clinic but also to prescription assistance programs, eligibility for the clinic’s center, how people can volunteer or donate to the clinic, news about the organization and other resources.
“The site also has links to other health organizations and resources so those will change and be updated to keep the most accurate information,” said DiLillo.
The new website hopefully will increase the visibility of the clinic, which averages about 90 visits for acute medical services for people in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties, she said.
Helping treat people who can’t afford it is what the clinic is all about, said DiLillo, which is a reason the clinic also is participating in a Dallas Care Clinic this weekend.
The event will see about 1,500 patients with about 100 doctors, 500 nurses and other volunteers.
“It is just the humanitarian aspect of it, to be part of people helping others,” said DiLillo.
The program won’t just benefit those in Dallas, she said; it is a chance to network with other free clinics and see what they are doing that works for their patients as well as bring home some supplies for the Killeen clinic.