Last updated: August 16. 2014 3:34PM - 289 Views
By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com

Pat Metheny and Mary Storey prepare the Medical Mission for this weekend's open house.
Pat Metheny and Mary Storey prepare the Medical Mission for this weekend's open house.
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The First Baptist Church of Durant invites the public to celebrate 15 years of the church’s Medical Mission this weekend.

An open house will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for Durant residents to take a look at the free clinic and pharmacy the church provides.

The clinic will be set up as it is during operating hours, so guests can see how it functions. There will also be refreshments available.

“We thought we would put together a little celebration and reception and invite people to come,” said Pat Metheny, who runs the Medical Mission at the church.

She said although she didn’t start the mission, she has been with it since it began and has worked hard to make sure people can get care at the facility when they have no other means to get it.

Metheny explained that while the clinic does have some limitations, the mission can do almost everything a basic clinic can do.

She said the clinic is open to all those who need it without prejudice of any kind.

“The Medical Mission is open to anyone who has no other means to be seen by a doctor,” said Metheny.

Metheny said the mission sees approximately 50 people per month. The Medical Mission open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday except the second Monday of the month or holidays.

- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 634-2162 or on Twitter @jbreger_news

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