SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A Syracuse church is making sure its community members have access to proper medical care.
Assumption Church on North Salina Street decided to open a clinic after people started asking for medical help. Sisters at the church realized that many parishioners didn't have health insurance.
The clinic is run by local doctors who volunteer their time on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. They see about 10 to 20 patients a night for various needs.
"If they didn't come to us, they probably wouldn't get the care and medication they need. A lot of times, for instance, insulin is very pricey so for donations we receive, we give them to our clients so that they have the proper medications to treat their symptoms and problems,” said Sister James Peter Ridgeo, Sister of St. Francis/R.N.
The clinic is run on donations. Anyone who would like more information on donating can click here.