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UPDATE: Free health clinic expands hours in West St. Louis County

UPDATE:  Free health clinic expands hours in West  St. Louis County

by Mark Schnyder

KMOV.com

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 11:40 PM

(KMOV Reporter's Blog) --We first told you about this clinic in January.  They have now expanded hours.  Before they were only open Sundays 2pm to 4pm... but now with more volunteers they are open 9am to noon on Thursdays and they're working on having hours on Tuesdays soon.

Here is the original blog from January:

For the past couple of months, low income, uninsured folks from west St. Louis County have been trickling into the new Volunteers in Medicine free clinic.

Area doctors take turns staffing the building at 14395 Manchester Road in Manchester from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  They hope to expand their hours but need more volunteers.

I talked to one of them Monday.  Sue Rundblad is not a doctor but a social worker.  She's enthusiastic about what's happening at the clinic.

"We're having an impact not only on patients that need it (medical care)... but we're also having a great impact on people who want to give back, people that have something to offer," says Rundblad. 

The clinic caters to residents of Ballwin, Des Peres, Manchester, Town and Country, Chesterfield and Valley Park, ages 18 to 64.

"No matter where you live," says Rundblad, "the need is there for health care."

To make an appointment call (636) 207-5970.  Also check out www.vimwestco.org.

Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV.

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