BUNNELL Flagler Free Clinic celebrated its 15th anniversary in February. It was established Feb. 19, 2005, and served some 600 patients that year with the help of a small number of front office volunteers and four medical providers.

In contrast, during 2019 the clinic handled more than 2,000 patient visits, aided by 100 community volunteers, of which 30 were medical and dental professionals, including specialists in orthopedic, neurology, diabetes, hematology/oncology, acupuncture and internal medicine.

In the 15 years of service, the clinic has served more than 25,000 patient visits, is open more than 20 days each month and provides more than $2.5 million worth of services, with operating costs of $250,000 annually.

The Flagler Free Clinic is the only clinic for uninsured individuals in Flagler County and depends on private sector donations since it does not receive federal or state funding. Donations can be made through Pay Pal, on the clinic’s website, flaglerfreeclinic.org, or by sending a donation directly to Flagler Free Clinic, P.O. Box 863, Bunnell, FL 32110.