Malta Medical Clinic is available two days per month, and it normally stays open for 5.5 hours each day. Most of our patients have presented with chronic problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. We have seen a number of patients for urgent care problems, and we see new patients every month. We try to maintain a family doctor setting. We provide free medications to 95% of the patients seen. We make every effort to stock and provide the medications they need. When needed, we refer patients for blood work and other testing. (Please note that we do not have any controlled substances and therefore never pass out to our patients a controlled substance of any kind, and for any reason.) The Medical Clinic has no partner relationship, except to those patients requiring treatment before dental work can be given by the Dental Clinic.
Malta Dental Clinic is available for four days per month, and it normally stays open for 6 hours per day. In general, our dental patients are triaged, Xrayed, evaluated and, when needed, have their teeth filled or extracted. When appropriate, the patients are provided with partials or full dentures. They are also given, as needed, free pain and antibiotic medications (please note that we do not have any controlled substances and therefore never pass out to our patients a controlled substance of any kind, and for any reason). When available, we provide free tooth brushes and tooth paste to each patient, as well as denture hygiene products. If the patient needs a difficult oral surgery, as determined by our dentists, we refer the patient to St. John Hospital for that procedure. Because of various reasons, we refer some dental patients to other facilities for treatment. The Dental Clinic has no partner relationship, but does refer patients with high blood pressure and other problems to the Medical Clinic for the treatment necessary before the needed dental treatment can be administered.
MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINICS
For both Malta Clinics in the year beginning November 1, 2012 and ending October 31, 2013, we ministered to almost one thousand (957) different sick and poor people. During that same period, we brought in almost seven hundred (696) new sick and poor people, and conducted over two thousand (2030) office visits for all these sick and poor people, assisting them with their diseases and ailments.