I said earlier that the most important part of a disability claim is medical records. The most common response I receive from my clients is, “How am I supposed to see a doctor or go to the hospital if I don’t have any money or insurance?”
This is a valid point. In fact, lack of money or health insurance to see a doctor is a legitimate excuse for not seeking medical attention. However, this argument does not go very far with many Judges. The number one reason the argument can only go so far is that there are a number of free or low-cost clinics in the greater Pensacola area. These clinics may see patients for free, or for as little as $5.00. There is usually a screening process to determine whether the prospective patient qualifies for the care. In short, the free or low-cost medical care is only available to low income and uninsured individuals.
Where to Get Medical Treatment Without Insurance
There are several such clinics in our area. They include:
1. The Health and Hope Clinic
1718 E Olive Road
Pensacola, FL 32514
Mon, Wed, & Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tues & Thurs 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2. St. Joseph Catholic Church Medical Clinic
131 W Intendencia St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Tuesday & Thursday:9 a.m. to Noon
3. Community Health Northwest Florida
2315 W Jackson Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
Mon to Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Lakeview Center (for mental health) (main campus)
1221 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501
Business Line: 850.432.1222
New Appointments: 850.469.3500