Free Clinic moving to new home

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By April Wright, Reporter

The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties began moving last week to its new location at 140 Larkspur Lane, Suite C, in Galax.

The clinic opened its first physical location in August 2007 at 300 W. Oldtown St. in Galax.

“Many thanks go to Danny Cockerham, who leased the building to the clinic for almost three years,” said Dina Slusher, director of the clinic. “The need for more space became apparent as more patients began to need assistance.”

The new location will offer 2,250 square feet of space.

Volunteers are needed to help move the Free Clinic's dental trailer from Oldtown Street to its new location.

Anyone willing to assist can contact the clinic at 236-0421.

Donations are also being accepted to purchase dental supplies, now that renovation of the dental trailer is complete.

Dental hygienists, dental assistants and dentists are needed to begin the program.

There is also a shortage of nurse volunteers at the clinic.

There are volunteer opportunities available day, evening and weekend hours.

There is also a need for office, Christian pastoral and mental health counselors.

The clinic will hold its next all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Galax Applebee's on East Stuart Drive on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

It will be hosted by Pleasant Grove Baptist youth group from Independence.

The cost is $5 per person. The event is held the first Saturday of each month.