Heading the effort is obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Florence Jameson, who grew up in a family with no Nevada health insurance. Two years ago she started mobilizing the medical community to start a free clinic and her success appears unprecedented in Clark County.
The clinic is in Paradise Park, near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road, accepts no payment from patients and is staffed entirely by a pool of about 400 volunteers.
The Nevada state Legislature provided $200,000 of the $500,000 used to renovate the 5,000-square-foot clinic, which has five examination rooms, two procedure rooms, a pharmacy, waiting room and office space. The $400,000 needed for first-year operating costs is also in the bank.