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ABCCM Plans Expansion
A free medical clinic in the mountains is trying to keep up with an influx of patients. Dozens of people were waiting in line for treatment at ABCCM's Medical Ministry today. The clinic doesn't open until 5 p.m. but folks started lining up hours beforehand to make sure they could be seen by medical care professionals.
ABCCM says they've been seeing a high volume of patients needing medical care because of a lack of free medical facilities in the mountains. Currently, they serve about 9,000 people a year but the fear is even more people could need help once the Affordable Health Care Act takes affect.
To try and keep up with the demand, ABCCM is trying to expand the Medical Ministry so they don't have to turn away any patients. The expansion is estimated to cost about $600,000. ABCCM is hoping the community can donate to help their expansion project. Click here for more information on how you can help.