Caring community fill the gap for the uninsured with free medical clinic

PULLMAN, WA - There's a new medical clinic in Pullman that's serving uninsured people in need for free.

The Palouse Free Clinic serves walk-in patients on a first-come, first-serve basis on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00. They welcome people of all ages, and you do not need to prove financial need or residency to qualify. Services are free, and it's all made possible by local leaders who want to help their fellow community members.

"All of our time that's volunteer, all of the work that's being done is volunteer," said Palouse Free Clinic Nurse Practitioner Nancy Gregory. "The hospital is volunteering the space."

"The need is out there, there are uninsured throughout Whitman County that need care and don't have access to it and can't afford it, so that's why it got launched," said Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett.

The clinic can provide a wide range of services, and they'll make referrals to primary care providers or specialists as necessary. However, the clinic doesn't deal with narcotics, or labor and industries claims. If you need to go, you'll find the clinic in the medical offices on Pullman Regional Hospital campus, Suite 140.