Oldham faith-based clinic to reopen under oversight of nonprofit

A clinic that was the only one of its kind in Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Carroll counties will reopen under the oversight of a nonprofit organization. The facility, formerly known as the Community Care Clinic, will be re-christened the Hope Health Clinic. It will serve patients who do not have health insurance. Before it closed due to a $30,000 deficit, the clinic served about 700 people a year. A group of church leaders will form the nonprofit agency, which will be called the Oldham County Ministerial Association, The Courier-Journal’s Andrea Uhde Shepherd reports.

The clinic will be in the same space off New Moody Lane, which will be leased to the nonprofit agency by Baptist Hospital Northeast for $1 a year. La Grange Baptist Church Executive Pastor Rick Davidson said he “hopes to run the clinic on donations from residents, churches, civic groups and businesses,” Shepherd writes. Most of the staff will be volunteers. The facility will be modeled after Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, a faith-based facility that serves 2,300 people. (Read more)
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