Lackey Clinic Continues Caring for Patients during COVID-19 as It Celebrates 25 Years
The Lackey Clinic, a free and charitable healthcare center founded in 1995, remains open and is continuing to serve as the primary care provider for its 1,269 patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the patients have several chronic conditions requiring regular care and critical prescription medications, such as insulin, high blood pressure medications, and blood thinners.
The Clinic has modified its protocols in keeping with CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of its staff and patients, including opening a pharmacy pick-up window in the parking lot so patients can continue to safely receive their critical medications. Patients are also able to visit with their medical care providers through the Clinic’s telehealth program. Since the program started on March 23rd, the Clinic has already had over 400 patient visits.
By staying open, the Clinic is also helping to alleviate the pressure on hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers by serving its patients in non-emergency care situations. For example, just recently the Clinic served a patient who had accidentally cut his ear and needed stitches. Instead of the patient having to go to an overcrowded hospital ER and risk exposing themselves to COVID-19, they were able to come to the Clinic and one of the volunteer doctors stitched up the patient’s ear. The Clinic helped the patient get quick help for a non-emergency, helped the hospitals to continue focusing on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and also helped the whole community since the patient is a grocery store worker and is essential to providing everyone with much needed food.
April 20th officially marks 25 years since the Clinic was co-founded by Jim and Cooka Shaw, who responded to God’s calling to serve “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). The faith-based Clinic provides a medical home full of quality healthcare services including medical, dental, behavioral health, medication, spiritual care, and specialty services for uninsured adults on the Virginia Peninsula in Williamsburg, James City County, Newport News, York County, and Poquoson.
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lackey Clinic’s mission remains the same — to provide skilled, compassionate healthcare and counseling to the medically disadvantaged in a manner that honors the name of Jesus Christ. The Clinic remains open, standing in the gap to provide high-quality medical services to ensure patients receive superb care, renewed hope, and an uplifted spirit.
For more information about the Clinic’s telehealth program and updated hours, how to become a patient, how to donate, or how to volunteer, please visit: www.lackeyclinic.org
1620 Old Williamsburg Road
Yorktown, VA 23690