Located in rural Petite Rivière, the center provides medical care and dispenses medications to rural villagers who lacked access to basic health care services. While initially free of charge, based on community input the clinic now charges a nominal fee (~$0.25) for clinic visits which covers the visit, all lab tests and medications. All proceeds from clinical fees are managed by the clinic staff for use at their discretion to support needed services at the health center not otherwise in the budget. The center is staffed by nurse manage, Miglese Bourdeau, outreach nurse, Anthony Bourdeau, part time physician Dr. Dyna Louise Pierre, trilingual interpreter and archivist, John Pele Charite, community outreach worker Pierrot Raymond and security agent Gérald Alcid. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, dentists, psychologists and other volunteer supplement the permanent staff to provide additional support, training and specialty services. The clinic currently serves about 600 patients a month in addition to public health programing and outreach clinics at local schools.
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