The Good Shepherd Clinic in Spearfish offers free walk-in healthcare to residents of the Northern Black Hills that do not have health insurance.
Kay Cox is the President of the clinic. She says many people, including many with jobs, cannot afford even the most basic health care services.
Cox says at the Good Shepherd Clinic certified local healthcare professionals offer their services for free to those who need it most.
“Everyday people that are going without help are able to come in and get the free help from our clinic and get referrals, hopefully for free assistance on down the line. We also help people with all kinds of things like shampoos and any kind of resources that they might need in addition to their problems – so if they need glasses, if they need counseling, if they need a ride somewhere, we can help them with all of that also,” says Cox.
The Good Shepherd Clinic in Spearfish is open most Mondays at 6pm. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, must be between the ages of 19 and 64, and must meet income eligibility requirements.