Community’s FAQ

Why is MLK Health Center & Pharmacy needed in our community?

We provide services to people who fall in the healthcare gap; the uninsured and underinsured. We serve those who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford private insurance. There are many circumstances that can lead a person to need our services.

What is a Free Clinic & Pharmacy?

When we say MLK Health is a free clinic & pharmacy, we mean just that. MLK Health does not accept insurance or other types of payment for services. MLK Health operates with NO state or federal funding to provide healthcare or pharmacy services. All our services (lab, pharmacy, health & wellness education, etc.) are free of charge to our patients.

Why do we have a garden?

Our garden is a learning tool for our patients and the community. We use the space to promote physical activity, teach nutrition & wellness education and expose patients to new and different vegetables. It serves as a relaxing environment from the stresses many of our patients face in their daily life.

Who do we help?

MLK Health patients are uninsured and underinsured adults with household incomes under 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. MLK Health patients have long term chronic care needs and have limited or no access to primary, specialty, or prescription services.

What do we treat?

MLK Health patients typically have diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, and other chronic illnesses that require regular medication and consistent follow-up with a primary care provider.

Is MLK Health part of a larger network of healthcare clinics?

No, MLK Health is a single location, non-profit safety-net healthcare center & pharmacy. MLK Health is truly a community response to the healthcare needs in our area.

Will my charitable donation to the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy be tax deductible?

Yes, MLK Health is a qualified charitable organization. If you would like a copy of our IRS determination letter, please contact us.

How do I get more information about MLK Health services or volunteer opportunities?

Please contact our center at 318-227-2912, ext. 9 for more information.