To the editor:

It is a time of uncertainty and anxiety when it comes to the economy and to health care. This week is Cover the Uninsured Week across the nation. The Jackson County Free Health Clinic provides care for low-income, uninsured adults who suffer from chronic medical illnesses.

The need for our services is increasing every day. Despite the increased demand and strain, our volunteers faithfully show and dispense incredible care and compassion to the patients who need them. I take this opportunity to salute them for their dedication. I thank all of those who support the clinic with time, talent and donations. Your generosity makes it possible to make our community healthier. 

Bridget McCandless, MD MBA is with the Jackson County Free Health Clinic,