Dr. Jessica Schlicher checks the blood pressure of patient Rebekah Boardman at the new Key Center free clinic. Photo by Hugh McMillan, KP News

The Key Free Clinic recently moved to the Key Peninsula Health Center in Key Center, located in the same building as the KC branch of the Pierce County Library.

For folks without insurance or those without access to care for other reasons, the clinic provides primary medical services free of charge the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

“We have a stock of some medications and also connect patients with Project Access for specialty care,” said Dr. Jessica Schlicher, Key Free Clinic volunteer medical doctor and board member. “We can refer to St. Anthony Medical Center for lab work when needed,” she said.

Patients are welcome to arrive between 5 to 5:30 p.m. on each clinic day and are seen in order of arrival. Similar to organizations around the state, the KFC does not prescribe controlled substances.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to serve our neighbors on the Key, and hopefully together, we can make sure everyone knows we are here,” Schlicher said. “It is heartwarming to see so many volunteer nurses and doctors coming together to take care of our neighbors. We hope the community will continue to support the mission of the Key Free Clinic as we grow it into the future.”

Also providing volunteer medical service is Schlicher’s husband, Dr. Nathan Schlicher, State Senator.

“The free clinic reflects our values as a community that we need to take care of each other. It is a privilege to volunteer as one of the doctors and take care of our neighbors who are struggling with access to care,” he said.

The clinic is located at 8903 Key Peninsula Highway, in Key Center. For information, call (253) 509-8881 or (253) 208-6329.

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