Although they are only open two nights a week, the Hearts That Care clinic is still doing a world of good. The clinic, located at the corner of Southwest A Avenue and Southwest 3rd Street, is a source of free medical help for underprivileged or uninsured members of the community, run by Dr. Daniel Joyce.
"This clinic has really been a godsend," patron Donna Burk said. "Dr. Joyce has really been a good doctor."
The clinic opens up the first and third Thursday of the month starting at 6 p.m. with a staff of only three, including Dr. Joyce, to serve the lines of people that come for help.
"These are people that cannot afford insurance," Burk said. "It helps people get medication that we would not be able to afford. Yes, I do work, but if I had to buy insurance I could not afford it. This place is the only place we could go."
The clinic is able to do this through funds from United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill, accounting for about 90 percent of its operating costs. The clinic does receive help from the City of Lawton and also receives free lab processing from Southwestern Medical Center, as well as discount imaging for patients of the Hearts That Care clinic from the Imaging Center. However, Joyce said that without the continued support of the United Way, they would have to shut down or dramatically scale back the number of patients seen.