Healing Hands Health Center was begun in 1997 after a need was identified for persons who were working, but could not afford basic health care. A small group of devoted individuals decided to see what faith and determination could accomplish.
Healing Hands provides, for a nominal fee, medical, dental, podiatry, chiropractic, eye care, pastoral and psychological counseling services to people who otherwise could not afford to access health care. We fill a niche in our community and we do not overlap or duplicate other programs.
Frequently, people with low or moderate income with no health insurance are unable to pay medical bills thus do not receive treatment, do not get well and miss work or school. Healing Hands reaches out to working people by answering their health care needs early, resulting in more productive and proficient employees on the job with improved health care. Adequate health care will enable them to keep their jobs and stay employed.
With the support of a small staff, Healing Hands exists with the help of over 200 dedicated volunteer physicians, dentists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and counselors, supported by nurses, other health care professionals and lay volunteers, who provide the clinic’s services. Other community resources are used to support our patients and services, such as diagnostic testing are provided as an in-kind donation by Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Several other Medical Organizations and Specialists accept referrals from Healing Hands at no cost or at a low cost to the patient. Prescription medications are provided at reduced or no cost to the patient.