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Community Clinic

Photo of exterior of Mossy Pond Library

Mossy Pond Park Public Library, photo courtesy of Mossy Pond Public Library

Like many libraries, Calhoun County Public Library is always looking ahead to see how they can better serve their communities, especially those in disadvantaged areas.

At the main library in Blountstown, staff help patrons recoup prescription costs and set up medical appointments. This service is made possible through a disaster relief grant program.

Mossy Pond Park is one of the most disadvantaged communities in the county in terms of available services and number of lower income households.

To address some health needs of this community, Panhandle Rural Health and Primary Care will host a clinic one day per week at the Mossy Pond Park Public Library, run by Family Nurse Practitioner Stan Whittaker (MSN, ARNP).

If this clinic is successful, the program will expand to the Kinard Public Library in Kinard, Florida.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.