Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: You must have proof of income (from all sources), recent prescriptions and photo identification. Call the clinic at (318) 227-2912 and speak to Rosemary Sneed for an eligibility screening appointment.
Q: What are the eligibility guidelines?
A: You must be between the ages of 18 and 64, have a chronic illness (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, etc), have a household income of not over 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and have no insurance (Private, Medicaid, or Medicare).
Q: Do you fill prescriptions?
A: Yes, pharmacy services are for regularly enrolled clinic patients. No controlled medications are available at the center.
Q: What hours are you open?
A: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8am to 4pm; most Saturdays from 8am to
Q: Do you take walk-ins?
A: No, all clinic visits are by appointment only. You must call first to enroll in the clinic.
Q: Will I see a doctor during my clinic visit?
A: Your first visit will be to enroll in the clinic; after your initial enrollment you will be
scheduled for patient visits every three months. You will see a doctor or a nurse
practitioner at every clinic visit.
Q: Will I get my medicine the same day I have a patient visit?
A: Yes, most prescriptions will be filled at the time of your patient visit. Occasionally
some medications may have to be ordered; they will be filled when the clinic receives
them. Be prepared to spend 2 to 3 hours at each appointment, because your clinic visit will include
patient care and pharmacy services.
Q: If I have a regular doctor, but cannot afford my medicine, can I come to the Martin
Luther King Health Center?
A: Yes, if you have no insurance to cover medications you are still eligible to be a patient
at the center. You must still attend the regular clinic and pharmacy visit every three months to be a MLK patient.
Q: Do you offer transportation?
A: No, but we are located conveniently on a Shreveport bus line.
Q. Can I have a job and still be eligible for services?
A. Yes, we encourage all patients to remain productive.
Q: Do you offer dental services?
A: We offer limited help for emergency dental services. You must be a regular clinic
patient to receive dental services.
Q: Do you offer counseling services?
A: We offer mental health counseling for regular clinic patients upon recommendation
from a healthcare provider.
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