MLK Health Center & Pharmacy

A nonprofit organization

$18,400 raised by 60 donors

61% complete

$30,000 Goal

There is a myth only people in extreme poverty need the help of free clinics and pharmacies. The truth is most of the patients we serve come from working families. In fact, over 70% of our patients are employed or self-employed. They are simply struggling to make ends meet.

When you support MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, the people we serve no longer have to choose between paying their utilities or filling a prescription. Your donation help guarantees our patients have access to life-saving primary care and pharmacy services.

As Louisiana's oldest free clinic & pharmacy, we provide no-cost healthcare to uninsured and underinsured adults struggling with chronic disease in Northwest Louisiana. Our services include:

 Doctor visits, laboratory services, health education & pharmacy services
 Diabetic, Respiratory, & Geriatric Specialty Clinics
 Women's Health Program
 Patient Advocacy/Medical Case Management
 STI / HIV Testing
 Night and Weekend Appointment Times



Our Women's Health Program

One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Sadly, Louisiana has the 3rd highest breast cancer death rate in the nation (Louisiana Cancer Prevention). MLK Health is fighting back against breast cancer in Northwest Louisiana.

Our Women's Health Program provides free screening mammograms (& pap smears) to women without health insurance. In just the first two months of 2023, MLK Health was able to identify three uninsured women with breast cancer. Our team worked quickly to get these women into follow-up care. We can proudly say all three women are currently in the process of receiving cancer treatment. Without our Women's Health Program, these women would have gone unscreened this year.


Chronically Heal - A Documentary

This KSLA-produced documentary features the real-life stories of uninsured patients struggling with chronic disease in Northwest Louisiana and our efforts to close the gap in healthcare for people without insurance. Click below to begin watching.  

                 

  

Want to see MLK Health First-Hand? Check out our Virtual Tours!


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

MLK Health Center & Pharmacy

Tax id (EIN)

72-1079721

Address

865 Olive Street
Shreveport, LA 71104

Phone

318-227-2912

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