By K.D. Michaels, Staff Writer
Faith Community Health celebrated their grand opening in their new location with a ribbon cutting on Friday, just days after moving the clinic from the previous downtown Branson address, where they had operated since opening in 2010.
Staff and supporters of Faith Community Health celebrate the grand opening of their new location with a ribbon cutting. Photo by KD Michaels
Many members of the community, city leaders and representatives of three area Chambers of Commerce came out to wish Faith Community Health well in their new Branson Hills Parkway facility
Faith Community Health is a nonprofit clinic offering affordable, income-based health care to the residents of Taney and Stone counties.
"We're celebrating something that has been a long time coming," said Faith Community Health's Executive Director Kyle David. "We've had a lot of great donors that have donated to this wonderful clinic. We take care of under-resourced individuals in this community for their healthcare needs and we are so excited to finally bring it home to them."
David explained more about the clinic's services, noting, "Maybe you make too much to qualify for Medicaid in this community, or maybe you don't make enough to pay for your employer's insurance. And, that's where we come in. We fill that gap for uninsured individuals. We take care of their primary care needs, mental health, we have a dietician, and we are also looking at other services. Dr. Bowling helps with vision, so we have a lot of great services."
"We have a website, faithcommunityhealth.org. You can go there if you are a patient. If you're an employer, you can learn more about FaithCare. We do partner with My Neighbor's Charitable Pharmacy right next door. You can get medications for $10 if you qualify," David continued. "So, it sounds too good to be true, but it's amazing for our community."
Faith Community Health is located at 1232 Branson Hills Parkway, Suite 104, just behind Lakeland Pharmacy. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
My Neighbor's Charitable Pharmacy to provide needed assistance
By K.D. Michaels, Staff Writer
Branson is now home to a charitable pharmacy.
My Neighbor's Charitable Pharmacy is located on Branson Hills Parkway, next door to the new Faith Community Health location.
Neighbor's Pharmacy serves the uninsured people of Ozark Mountain Country needing assistance with prescription medications. The mission of Neighbor's Pharmacy is "to improve the health and wellness of those in our community who have financial barriers or are uninsured by providing affordable access to medication and healthcare education. We are committed to humbly serving our community with excellence through thoughtful and intentional care."
Prescriptions at Neighbor's Pharmacy are available with a $10 per month membership for qualifying patients.
My Neighbor's Charitable Pharmacy is located at 1232 Branson Hills Parkway, Suite 102. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The pharmacy is closed daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.
For more information, call 417-213-9400 or visit them online, www.myneighborscharitablepharmacy.org.