Stories of Hope

18 years of service, one patient at a time

“The doctor bills from the hospital kept coming. They run a business. I couldn’t believe that people didn’t just help people anymore.”

Like many of our patients, Percell was referred from a hospital as an uninsured patient. He needed ongoing care, a medical home to treat his Diabetes. Before being referred to the Hope Clinic, Percell received only emergency care from the local hospital system.  Percell now receives all the care, education and prescription assistance from the Hope Clinic that was necessary to improve his quality of life and prevent further surgeries due to complications of Diabetes. Follow up for patients received from the hospital systems are crucial. Without care, they will return to the emergency room for these costly diseases.

The doctor told him “We’re going to have to do surgery tomorrow. You do not want to lose your whole leg.”

Percell had to have his toe amputated at the hospital to avoid gangrene spreading and putting his entire leg at risk before coming to the Hope Clinic. When Purcell was sent to the Hope Clinic he received the care he needed and no longer had to wait for a diabetic emergency to receive care. These diseases are very costly for the community if left untreated because they can  result in catastrophic end stage conditions such as heart attack, renal failure and liver failure. The goal for these patients is to stabilize their care by providing a “medical home” and to avoid unnecessary emergency room visits.

“My faith in people has been strengthened. I’ve got people at Hope that actually care.”

The care that Percell received at the Hope Clinic was made possible through donations from the community. It is crucial that the Hope Clinic receives community support to provide care to the sickest uninsured patients to prevent strain on the community. You’re not just another chart at the Hope Clinic, you’re worth providing Hope to, a life worth saving regardless of your situation. We will treat you with kindness and respect while you are cared for and help you navigate your healthcare needs.

With the help of donors like you, Percell successfully got the life saving medical care he needed.

Percell is one of 8,000 patients whose care we manage. The Hope Clinic’s mission is to provide the very best medical care possible for uninsured patients who have diseases (often multiple diseases) which need, really, an ongoing plan of care and will require medical attention for the rest of their lives.