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 Long Term Disability or Social Security Disability claims representatives or an Administrative Law Judge.
The number one reason the argument can only go so far is that there are usually a number of free or low-cost clinics available to individuals that qualify. There is usually a screening process to determine whether the prospective patient qualifies for the care. In short, free or low-cost medical care is only available to low-income and uninsured individuals. These clinics may see patients for free, or for as little as $5.00.
Where to Get Medical Treatment Without Insurance
There are several such clinics in the greater Pensacola 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