The mission of Willing Helpers is to provide quality healthcare to individuals who have no insurance and are unable to pay for medical services.
The clinic was founded in 2006 through the efforts of Solid Rock Baptist Church and local community doctors and nurses.
The clinic is proud to be supported by:
Newton county hospital authority
Timothy Park, MD
Dr. Park is the clinic's Medical Director. Dr. Park has served the community for over 30 years as a primary care physician.
Belinda Herndon, RN
Belinda is the clinic's Director of Nursing. She works closely with patients with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Liz Smith, FNP
Liz is the clinic's primary Nurse Practitioner. She has a special interest in working with working with patients with diabetes.
Stevanie Reynolds, RN
Stevanie is the clinic's clinical
Volunteer Coordinator. She helps grow and train our volunteer nursing staff.
Jennifer Phillips, MSW
Jennifer is the clinic's Social Worker. She helps patients get connected to other helping services and resources.
Melody is the clinic's Referral Specialist. She helps patients get affordable medications and visits with specialty doctors.
Meghan is the clinic's Receptionist. She greets patients when they call or come in to the clinic and helps them schedule appointments.
The Clinic also has many, many other dedicated nurses, nurse-practitioners, physicians and clerical volunteers without whom we would be unable to operate.
After a decades-long career as a pharmacist, Ed chose to "retire" by starting a free clinic.
Ed remained the Executive Director and driving force behind Willing Helpers from its inception in 2006 until his second retirement in early 2019.
We lost Ed to illness on September 9th, 2020, but his legacy lives on in all 6,000 lives he touched during his time at the clinic as well as the work we continue to do in his honor.