Thursday, September 25, 2008

MedZou to open doors to uninsured patients

MedZou, a free clinic staffed by students and professors from the MU School of Medicine, is gearing up to open in October, but it will only serve uninsured patients.
The clinic has yet to decide on a date to start operations but hopes to have the facility ready by the first week of October and to start seeing patients soon after. There are plans for an official opening event in November.
Besides restricting services to uninsured patients, the clinic has made other changes to its previous plans. All patients must be on the waiting list at the Family Health Center before receiving an appointment at MedZou.
Non-Boone County residents, too, can make use of the services at the free clinic as long as they are on the waiting list of the Family Health Center.
"This system will ensure that all patients are eventually seen at a permanent, highly-qualified health care center," said Kayla Schleicher, one of the four student directors of MedZou.

All I can say this is truly a great thing.

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