CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
How does 78-million dollars in free health care sound?
It's a milestone Volunteers in Medicine here in Chattanooga is celebrating. Monday night marked 10-years the group of volunteers has been offering primary health care for low-income people, and those without insurance, at no cost.
The executive director says they've served more than 61-hundred patients over the years, and helping all those people is a feeling that cannot be described.
Ashley Evans, Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director, "When we have people that come in that haven't seen a doctor in years, and they've got diabetes out of control for years. And they come in, and we're able to get them that insulin, at no cost to them, that's a great feeling.. And once they get that diabetes under control, that's even better.
Volunteers in Medicine relies entirely on donations to keep their doors open. They say every dollar donated gets a 20-dollar return to the community.