Thursday, May 4, 2006

Healing the Whole Person

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2006 at 4:00 AM

A new medical clinic in Gallatin, Tennessee, just outside Nashville is modeled after the Church Health Center in Memphis.

The Salvus Center is operated by a former United Methodist physician who has "reclaimed his call from God" and opened a faith-based health clinic for working people who have no health insurance coverage. “Salvus” is Greek for “salvation.”

Fees range from $5 to $30, depending on a person's income. For people below the poverty level, prescription drugs are issued on a sliding scale, from $1 (generic) to $3.

The Church Health, which opened 17 years ago by Dr. Scott Morris, a former Methodist minister, sees 40,000 patients a year and has an annual budget of $10 million.For more about the Salvus Center, go here.

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