Hope Clinic, a local ministry that provides medical services to those who are uninsured or under insured since 2013, has announced a capital campaign for a new building.


The volunteer clinic shares space with West Oak Baptist Church, 1536 NW Sunset Blvd., and is planning to expand its operating hours and services in its future location.


Officials recently launched a “Building Hope” fundraising campaign to raise $900,000 for the new facility at 101 Sooner Road in northwest Bartlesville.


Hope Clinic is seeking donations from individuals, churches, and foundations and anticipates breaking ground in May 2019.


Speaking on behalf of the clinic, Susan Wadsworth said the nonprofit is staffed each week by volunteers from Washington, Osage and Nowata counties and provides healthcare, prescription medication and dental services to patients who lack access to those services free.


Hope Clinic is open the first four Thursdays of each month starting at 6 p.m., and more than 30 volunteers from across the area provide medical services to those who are uninsured or under insured.


“All of this is furnished free of charge for our patients,” said Wadsorth.


“Having our own space will allow the clinic to utilize our large volunteer base and be open multiple times throughout the week. Being open several times a week will enable us to take care of current patient needs and also add new patients to our clinic.”


The new space will also allow the clinic to optimize the space and streamline services, she said.


Indeed, the facility will almost double the size of the current space the all volunteer-team uses inside the church. Wadsworth said that the clinic will able to increase exam rooms and move the dental services from a mobile unit to inside the new building.


“We will also increase the number of dental labs from two to three in the new facility. Our pharmacy will be enlarged to help meet the demand for our services,” Wadsworth said.


The clinic provides healthcare, prescription medication and dental services to individuals who lack access to such services every Thursday night.


Donations of hygiene products from local churches, schools and individuals are also provided free of charge.


Clinic activities are guided by a nine-member advisory board. The board consists of our clinic director, medical director, pharmacy director, dental director, chaplain, treasurer and three at large positions. The advisory board meets quarterly yo evaluate the activities of the clinic, said Wadsworth.


For more information, email hopeclinicbartlesville@yahoo.com or call 918-697-9887.