Salvation Army Good Sam Clinic launches cardiology clinic

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(ABC 6 News) – The Salvation Army and Mayo Clinic are continuing their partnership by launching a cardiology clinic.

This will be an additional service provided at the Salvation Army’s Good Samaritan Medical Clinic in downtown Rochester.

The Good Samaritan clinic provides anything from simple checkups to breast cancer screenings and mental health services for the uninsured, and they’re adding cardiology care to their list of services.

“There’s a lot of people in this community, we don’t think about how major the heart is as an organ. And if you’re a person who lives in poverty, if you’re a person who already has long-term medical conditions that you need to sustain. Of course, your heart health is going to be a concern. And now you got the best of the best at Mayo Clinic cardiologist department coming over to our clinic right downtown in a seriously accessible place where health care is free to anyone who doesn’t have access to health insurance,” Salvation Army Director of Community Engagement Rebecca Snapp said.

Now, with the current state of the economy. Snapp says providing these services is more important than ever.

“This is life-changing for people and it’s that much more important when people are struggling that much more because this year has presented unprecedented challenges, even after a two-year pandemic. This has been harder than the pandemic has been for a lot of the people that come to us for help,” Snapp said.

The clinic will offer cardiology exams on the second Wednesday of every month.