Rochester, MN (KROC AM News)  - The Rochester Salvation Army is expanding the reach of its Good Samaritan Medical Clinic.

The facility in downtown Rochester is now providing services to uninsured and under-insured individuals in counties adjacent to Olmsted County. The charitable organization the new policy is in response to a growing need in southeastern Minnesota and changes to industry regulations and how local healthcare organizations and their systems and procedures support this population.

The free clinic began operating as an acute care facility in 1995 and has since expanded to include specialty clinics for diabetes, pediatrics, psychiatry, ophthalmology and smoking cessation. Last year, the Salvation Army reported the clinic served 700 individuals.

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