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Cedar Creek Church offers free clinic

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Doctors will be assisted by UTMC students. Doctors will be assisted by UTMC students.
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Free medical treatment is now available once a week at the Cedar Creek Church on Bryne Road.

The church expects to treat 25-40 patients Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00.

The clinic is sponsored by the University of Toledo Medical Center. Doctors will be on hand and be assisted by UTMC students.

"There really isn't too much in our first couple of years, in terms of patient interaction," explained UTMC student Kishor Kapa. "This is a great way to get out and find out what it's like to be doctors."

The clinic provides flu and tetanus shots, dental assessments and referrals, and confidential HIV testing. Women's health care is available, but by appointment only. The clinic will not provide immunizations, which can be obtained at the county health department.

Anybody can come, no matter their income or age.

"Anybody who needs medical attention, not getting primary care, cannot afford care can come here," said Mohammad El Sayyad, M.D. "There's a need for this in our community. When we started, used to come with one doctor. Now it's three doctors at one time."

Paul Klosnski is a patient. He says he's getting the medication he needs for a shoulder condition.

"I feel very good because a lot of people can't afford it, and this does help you," he said.

The clinic moved from the Perrysburg Heights Community Center to Cedar Creek.

"Well for me, for Cedar Creek Church, we love finding ways to help our community get better. This is a perfect partnership for us. We're thrilled," said Ben Snyder of Cedar Creek.  

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