On a night in 1991, a homeless man with a rash appeared at the door of St. Peter and Paul. Thus, the pristine dream by Dr. Bill Sweet and Rev. Gerald Baker to help the uninsured working poor originated. Since the grand opening on May 13, 1993, the clinic has seen over 6,000 new patients and over 100,000 visits. There has been over $1 million a year of free medications given to patients in need.
"My husband and I are on a fixed income. It's impossible for me to go to the doctor every time I need to. I thank God there is a little place in Hopkinsville that can help you see a doctor and even help you with your medicine. The doctors, nurses and even the pharmacist volunteer their free time to help others, like myself. I personally want to thank St Luke for seeing me the last six or seven years. May God bless each and every one of you."
"I have been going to St Luke Free Clinic where I have been receiving very professional, very nice and understanding help. They see me on a regular basis and go over my medical condition each time. They take tests and provide me with the proper medication that I need. Everyone here has treated me with kindness and has been a big blessing. Thank you so much for caring for me."
1. St Luke Free Clinic provides free quality medical care for patients who are low income and working uninsured or underinsured.
2. St Luke Free Clinic encourages and supports patients to assume responsibility for their health care needs.
3. St Luke Free Clinic delivers care through volunteer care givers who are committed to deliver health care which respects the patient's dignity, right to competent treatment and education, and right to confidentiality.
4. St Luke Free Clinic patients will be treated without respect to their culture, social and economic background.
5. St Luke Free Clinic provides information regarding preventative health care as appropriate.