The Hancock School Clinic was started in 2001 and was made in partnership between iFM Community Medicine and Hancock Place School District operating on Monday afternoon, Wednesday morning, and Thursday afternoon. Former Superintendent Dr. Ed Stewart and the School Board saw that the students and their families had difficulty finding and receiving medical care. The clinic was established to serve the needs of both the students and the local community with many of the community members falling below the poverty line. The clinic serves the employees and students of the school and residents of the 63125 zip code at no cost to the patients which is important as over 40% do not have health insurance. Many of these patients have unaddressed health issues due to living in an under resourced community. Hancock clinic provides a variety of services from sick visits and physicals to mental health and well woman visits. The medical professionals who staff the clinic work very hard to make sure the patients receive the medical care they need and deserve at the lowest cost possible for them.
This clinic is made possible by contributions from Mercy Hospital.
Special thanks to the Washington University in St. Louis Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical programs students whose volunteer work is the reason why this clinic continues to operate.