Miriam Medical Clinics in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is considered a healthcare hub, serving as home to major health science research centers, teaching universities, schools of medicine, pharmacies, and other healthcare disciplines. However, Philadelphia also has the highest unemployment and poverty rates among the 10 most populous cities in the United States.
“These factors significantly serve as barriers to adequate healthcare for the urban poor,” shared WGM missionary Michael Johnson. “Additionally, many individuals without access to primary care or who lack adequate financial resources or health insurance continue to utilize area emergency rooms as primary care facilities, further overburdening an already heavily trafficked and under-resourced health system.”
Miriam Medical Clinics was started in Philadelphia to address these local and imminent needs. The clinic provides holistic physical and spiritual care to patients, following the model of Jesus’ healing ministry.
“We offer healthcare to the underserved and many who may feel undeserving,” added Michael. “Please pray with us as we reach within our city to make Christ known through the ministry of healthcare.”
Miriam Medical Clinics, partnering with the local Berean Baptist Church, is open three days a week. In addition to primary healthcare services, the clinic offers diabetes and hypertension education, pharmaceutical consultation, and immunizations. The ultimate goal is long-term health through disease management and prevention and maintenance of health. Because of its key location in a hub of medical training facilities, Miriam Medical Clinics also hopes to become a training site for interns and externs in various medical fields.
GIVE: Help Miriam Medical Clinics provide patient care in Christ’s name. The clinic needs at least $80,000 for electronic medical records software and retrofitting and outfitting the building. You may also send a check, payable to World Gospel Mission with account #35262 on the memo line, to:
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948
GO: Check out www.wgm.org/go to see what ministry opportunities are available with Miriam Medical Clinics in Pennsylvania.
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