701 South Joplin Ave. | Joplin, MO | 417.624.5500 | Fax 417.624.8228
Our mission is to improve the health of people in our community without access to medical and dental care.
8:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday

How You Can Help

We ask that you pray with us and for us every Monday-Thursday at 8:15am.  This tradition was started in 1993 and continues today---that God will guide our care and skills so that our patients find healing and restoration to their lives. Here is a suggested prayer based on Psalm 139:1-12, written by Dr. Craig Tally, Board Member.

O God our Father, You reveal to us through the Psalmist

                   That you know our thoughts before they are thoughts,

                   That you know our words before they are words,

                   That you know our coming and our going.

       You speak to us that wherever we go -

                    To the north, south, east or west

                                                You are already there,

                    To places of daylight and darkness

                                                You are already there,

                     Even to the place of the dead

                                                You are there!


        I would ask that you be present with the volunteers, who give so graciously,

                 but you are already.

         I would ask you to be with the personnel, who work so tirelessly,

                 but you are already.

         I would ask you be with the patients, who need much comforting,

                 but you are already.

And so Heavenly Father,
       How can I ask your presence where you are already?

            How can I ask you to do what you do already? 

My only prayer can be

           for me to learn to care for this work more fully,

           for me to pledge my support to the limit of my ability, and

           for me to allow my love for you and for my neighbor to grow as I learn more of you.

We typically need of boxes of Kleenex, large bottles of hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes and copy paper. Additionally, we welcome coffee, individual packaged drinks and healthy snacks for our patients who wait in our lobby and are in need of refreshments.


The Community Clinic does not receive ANY state or federal funding nor does it receive reimbursements from insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or any other governmental program. The largest funding sources for the Clinic are grants and individual donations.  Your financial contribution assures that patients are seen without regard to their ability to pay for the visit.  The Clinic does not charge for office visits.

The Community Clinic is dependent on the skills, creativity and dedication of volunteers. The Clinic relies heavily on volunteer physicians, nurses, office staff and others to provide care to our patients.  In 2014, over 40 volunteers donated 4,500 hours of time, valued at over $200,000, in free professional care. All Clinic volunteers go through training. Often, it is a volunteer’s kind word or gesture that resonates with a patient and makes them comfortable in a situation where they might be experiencing fear or pain.

Volunteer Application Form

THANK YOU FOR YOUR APPLICATION! Our volunteer coordinator will contact you soon.