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Urgent Health Care Clinics Reopen in Yakima

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YAKIMA--Free medical clinics for disadvantaged people in Yakima are back.

Union Gospel Mission's free urgent care clinic closed in August because of a lack of volunteers.

But, the clinic was back up and running Saturday with students from Pacific Northwest University helping out those in need.

The university's interim dean says part of the school's goal is to teach students compassion.

"It's very important to nurture that desire to serve people who may not have money to purchase care," interim Dean Robyn Phillips-Madson said.

Several dozen people took advantage of the free care today.

For right now they'll hold the free clinics at the mission every other Saturday.   Eventually, the university hopes to have enough volunteers to have clinics once or twice a week.