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Western Berks Free Medical Clinic Opens City Site, Changes Name

by Greg Colahan, Western Berks Free Medical Clinic

Oct 24, 2023

Photo courtesy of Hush Naidoo Jade Photography on Unsplash

Western Berks Free Medical Clinic, Robesonia, announces the addition of a second site within the City of Reading to provide free primary care services to adults without health insurance coverage. To reflect its commitment to a broader geographical area, it also announces a change in its name to Berks County Free Medical Clinic. Both changes are effective immediately.

The new clinic site – the Reading clinic – is located at Mary’s Shelter at 615 Kenhorst Blvd. in Reading. Initially, free health clinics for those adults who do not have health insurance will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

“The opening of our new clinic will allow us to better serve the City of Reading and its environs so that city patients, who make up about 50% of our patient population, do not need to travel 14 miles to our Robesonia clinic,” said Greg Colahan, Executive Director. “We are grateful to the board of directors of Mary’s Shelter for their support in allowing us to expand into the city in their facility.”

“With the addition of the Reading clinic, the board felt we could better identify ourselves as serving all of Berks County by changing our name to “Berks Free Medical Clinic,” added Cheryl Moody, president of the board. “We will operate both clinics – Robesonia and Reading – to provide free medical care to the underserved.”

Patients wishing to make an appointment for either location can call 610-693-6207 or visit the clinic’s website:

Western Berks Free Medical Clinic opened inside St. Daniel’s Lutheran Church, 480 Big Spring Road, Robesonia, in October 2002. An independent 501 (c)(3) organization, this free clinic has provided more than 10,000 primary and chronic appointments at no cost to individual patients. This volunteer-driven service relies exclusively on financial donations to cover its expenses.

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