In 1972, Rev. Jim Holmes saw the need for health care among the medically indigent in Tampa, FL. And so, in a small Sunday school class room, the concept for care of our own began. From these meager beginnings, the Judeo Christian Health Clinic has grown into an example of what a community can do to help its own.
With no government dollars or help, Judeo Christian Health Clinic is a clinic of the people, and for the people, of Tampa Bay. Volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and optometrists care for the patients that enter our doors, receiving the care they would not otherwise have. We serve the working poor—those who make too much to qualify for government assistance, but too little to afford health care in today's world.
Laboratories, X-ray facilities, and hospitals work together to offer assistance and care is given to the most needy in our community. Annually, between 30,000 and 40,000 patient visits take place. Surgeries and hospital care are given when indicated. A fully functioning pharmacy is available for the most-needed medications.
Imagine what would happen to these people—so like each of us—if clinics such as this did not exist?
It is a great statement that our community and our health care professionals give both the financial and medical support to those in need, offering a hand to those who stumble in our world today