Belton: Free walk-in clinic held for children across local community

Published: Jan. 19, 2019 at 4:48 PM CST
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With the help of the community, local families were able to take advantage of a free walk-in clinic Saturday in Belton.

The children’s walk-in clinic was held at Miller Heights Elementary School and included checkups, dental and vision screenings and physicals for sports.

“This makes a tremendous difference to them. To be able to give back to those in their neighborhoods, in their community. It’s very fulfilling; it’s a mission, that’s what it really is. It’s a mission to do this,” said Stephen Ponder with Feed My Sheep Clinic.

Belton ISD was able to collaborate with Feed My Sheep Clinic, Baylor Scott & White and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s nursing school to provide the free services.

Each family was able to pick up free personal hygiene products.

Organizers say their goal is to continue the clinic at least once a month across Bell County – helping those who may be uninsured or homeless.