The all‐volunteer Cascade Medical Team will offer free healthcare.
Lane County, OR – After eleven years of operating primary care clinics for the Mayan
people of the Guatemalan highlands, the all‐volunteer Cascade Medical Team
(CMT) has focused their attention and their experience on providing a similar
medical mission in Lane County. On April 28th & 29th,
six doctors from the CMT and the community will provide free medical
services to people without insurance or access to affordable health
care. Individuals and families are welcome.
WHAT: Cascade Medical Team’s Free Clinic will offer
basic health care services in Springfield. Dental care will be
available on Saturday April 28th only.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 28th & 29th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 28th and 8:00 am to noon on the 29th.
WHERE: McKenzie Medical Building, 960 N. 16th St in Springfield, OR. One block East of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.
WHO: Individuals and families without access to
affordable health care. There is no proof of residency or other
documentation required for health services.
WHY: Over 60,000 Lane County residents are uninsured
and not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare. Lane County
has some of the largest populations of people without access to
affordable health care in the state. United Way of Lane County and
Volunteers in Medicine report that the
number of people seeking free or reduced health care has increased significantly in the past two years.
Because of a lack of access to primary health care, many people wait
until they are in a health crisis before seeking treatment in hospital
emergency departments, which is often very costly.
The two‐day CMT Free Clinic will provide full service primary care
with six volunteer providers, including specialists in the areas of
family practice, internal medicine, and gynecology. In addition to
short‐term medical support and intervention, individuals who need
immediate follow up treatment will be provided with referrals into the
current Lane County low‐cost health care system through the medical
partners of United Way of Lane County’s 100% Access Coalition.
Medications will be available to suitably treat common conditions
however there will be no controlled substances or
narcotics on hand.
Members of CMT have gathered a host of community partners in order to
make two days of free medical care possible. They are:
• United Way of Lane •Volunteers in Medicine
• Eugene Downtown Rotary •Eugene Water & Electric Board
•PeaceHealth Medical Group •Lane County Medical Society
• PeaceHealth Oregon Region •PacificSource Health Plans
• PeaceHealth Laboratories •McKenzie‐Willamette Medical Center
• Oregon Medical Group
If you would like to volunteer for this event……..
Medical volunteers contact Dr. Richard Barnhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing volunteers contact Margie Groshong email@example.com
General volunteers contact the United Way website:
United Way of Lane County
3171 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477