Prior to 2017, I put off seeking medical treatment because I had no insurance.
When I found help, Kathy at the Free Clinic went with me and my dad to Jobs and Family Services to sign up for Medicaid.
Kathy also assisted with finding a nursing home when I was discharged from the hospital, and she worked with a social worker at St. Augustine Manor with discharge planning.
The LCFC also helped me navigate the Social Security Disability system and I was approved in a few months. It took some time to learn how Medicaid worked, as we were unfamiliar with the different programs.
The LCFC also assisted me in securing housing when released from the nursing home, and I was able to get supplies from First Lutheran Church for my apartment.
Since then, I am still in my own apartment, received dentures, new glasses and have gained 10 lbs.! I was very underweight when I came to the Free Clinic for help. Today, I feel like a new person!!
I was lost and didn’t know where to turn, and Kathy and the Free Clinic helped me tremendously to get where I am today!