The Doctors' Volunteer Clinic
of St. George is a private, non-profit, community-based
health care clinic operating solely on donations and
Our mission is to provide quality medical care with
respect, commitment and compassion to the children and
adults in our community who are uninsured, homeless,
or living in poverty.
Our vision is to provide access to quality health care
and preventative education as we assist our patients
with the managment of their health care needs.
HOW WE SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
By treating illness in the schools and the work-place,
the health of the community as a whole is improved.
Fewer non-urgent emergency room visits by uninsured
patients decreases hospital costs.
The more efficient utilization of community agencies
is achieved through collaborative efforts.
We provide opportunities for local nursing schools
to partner in meeting the volunteer needs of the students.There
is less of a drain on local hospital resources due to
early preventative and diagnostic care.
HOW THE CLINIC WAS FOUNDED
The Washington County Medical Society, with Paul Doxey
as President, organized a combined effort with other
community agencies to respond to the question of how
to provide affordable access to healthcare for the 18%
of people in our community without health insurance
or the ability to pay physician fees.
The Dixie Care and Share generously offered its small
5 room house, and the clinic occupied the kitchen and
a converted exam room. It wasn't too long before we
overwhelmed their small space and we began looking for
a building. It is only because of the generosity of
this community that the Clinic has been able to continue
growing and providing services. A local family, the
Boots Cox family, heard of the need and donated land
to the Clinic. It was then that the local homebuilders
association, SUHBA, took the project and built a 3000
square foot building with donated supplies and labor.
It is this building where we now reside and because
of which that we are able to meet the demand of providing
services to over 700 patients per month.