25 Years of Expanding Access to Healthcare

by Dec 7, 2023Health, Nonprofits, Online Exclusives, Southport Oak Island

New Hope Clinic celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house event on November 1.

New Hope Clinic (NHC) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house at its main clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes on November 1. NHC hosted the event to thank the public for its years of support and to increase awareness about the clinic’s healthcare services for residents who have no health insurance and lack access to affordable healthcare.

25 Year Celebration New Hope Clinic

Attendees enjoyed clinic tours, live music, catered food and games as well as hearing about NHC’s accomplishments. Displays showcased highlights from the clinic’s history including the 2018 addition of a Hepatitis-C treatment program, the 2021 approval as a limited supervision dental hygiene site and the 2023 upgrades to the diabetic retinopathy screening program.

Executive Director Sheila Roberts announced plans to expand services through a new mobile health program.

“We are going to get into more neighborhoods, near homes and places of work and worship, with convenient service hours,” Roberts said. “The mobile health program won’t take the place of all we can do at the main clinic, but it will help us break down barriers to improve access and health outcomes. We have a great start on the funding for this initiative and hope to have the community’s support to raise the remaining funds by year-end so we can be on the road by July 2024.”

25th Anniversary New Hope Clinic

New Hope Clinic is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that has provided medical, dental and pharmacy services and health education for low income, uninsured residents in Brunswick County since 1998. The clinic is located at 201 W. Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes.

Want more information?
To become a patient, volunteer or support of NHC, visit newhopeclinicfree.org or call (910) 845-5333.