This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model. This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income. You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost. This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered. The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details. Leatherwoodblackey Med Clinic is a Community Health Center. In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
In 1975, the clinics first offices were temporarily set up in a trailer at Slemp, KY. A growing patient load soon required a larger building for them. So, a new building was built in 1976 at Cornettsville, KY. The clinic sets on a two-acre site which was purchased from Irene and Denver Miniard for the sum of $10,000. The Miniard's saw that there was a great need for ground to build the new center on. Even though it was a part of the Miniard Farm, they agreed to sell this piece of land so that all the people in the area would have better access to health care.
The patient load continued to grow requiring the addition of an Emergency room, more treatment rooms, a Radiology Department and Dental offices which were added to the clinic in 1999. A year later in 2000, a Wellness center was built. This addition was made to meet the needs of the patients in helping them to approach health care in a different way, by adding exercise to their overall health care outlook.
The center's physicians treat the healthcare needs of around 13,000 patients per year. Their patients come from Letcher, Perry, Knott, Harlan and Leslie counties, with the majority of the patients coming from Letcher and Perry counties. The offering of a sliding pay scale makes the location of the center even more attractive to patients, especially those that are uninsured. The center also leases space to an on-site pharmacy, and East Kentucky Physical Therapy.
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