Free clinics and community health centers in Buckhorn
Below are the listings of free and low cost clinics in Buckhorn. These clinics can help low-income and uninsured people by offering free and discounted rates for medical and/or dental care. We welcome user reviews and corrections of clinic listings, as we strive to provide our users with the best and most up-to-date information possible. Simply click on the clinic listing for more information
Buckhorn Medical and Dental Clinics:
Buckhorn Medical Clinic
- Location: Buckhorn, KY - 41721
- Contact Phone: (606) 398-7141
- Details: Buckhorn Medical Clinic is located in a very rural, remote, and beautiful section of Northwestern Perry County We were first licensed as a Rural Health Clinic in May 1974, set up in two mobile homes provided by the Department of H.E.W., and staffed by a solo Nurse Practitioner provided by the National Health Service Corp. Buckhorn Children’s Center donated land to be used for the facility and numerous people gave of their time, talents and finances to make this project become a reality. Only to live in Buckhorn can one appreciate the need for this clinic. Buckhorn is 30 miles from Hazard, 30 miles from Jackson, and 18 miles from Booneville. These are the next closest medical facilities. Before the clinic opened, an emergency required 45 minutes to 1 hour of driving over very treacherous mountain roads to reach the nearest medical facility. Federal funding continued for Buckhorn Clinic, and in 1985 the Department of H.E.W. encouraged a merger of Buckhorn Clinic with MCHC in Whitesburg KY. At that time, Buckhorn became the smallest of five clinics that MCHC managed. The merger brought many positive changes for Buckhorn. A full-time physician was made available for the first time, with additional support staff and a new modular building designed for clinic use and many extra services was provided. Presently, Buckhorn Medical Clinic continues to be the smallest non-profit MCHC clinic. We are staffed by a full-time Family Practice Specialist. Services offered include but are not limited to: Complete Physical Assessments, Chronic and Acute Disease Management, EKG’s, Laboratory, Family Planning, Well-Child Care, Indigent Patient Medication Program, and referrals to specialists. In addition, a Wellness Center, which has state of the art fitness equipment, is open to the public, free of charge to MCHC patients. Buckhorn Medical Clinic has a sliding scale fee payment plan based on current Federal Poverty Guidelines. This ensures quality and affordable health care to everyone in our service area. No one is denied healthcare due to inability to pay. All new patients are welcome.