Community Interest

Lake St. Louis No-Cost Clinic Expands

Crossroads Clinic Volunteers in Medicine (CC VIM), a free health clinic serving low-income adults 18-65, is looking to add new patients after recently relocating to a new, larger office. The new CC VIM office is located at 10890 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lake St. Louis.

This expansion is timely news for low-income adults seeking medical services in Warren, Lincoln, Montgomery, and western St. Charles Counties, as thousands of Missourians are set to lose their Medicaid. The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Medicaid coverage requirement allowed those on Medicaid to remain on Medicaid during the pandemic, but this extended coverage is set to expire this month. Missouri will begin to check the recipient’s coverage, and those who no longer qualify will be unenrolled. “We were very fortunate to be able to offer more appointments for patients just when they are losing Medicaid coverage and as inflation makes medical care even less affordable,” said Dr. Peter Montgomery, CC VIM doctor.

CC VIM’s mission is to serve the medical needs of area residents who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance and who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The free clinic visits are staffed by board-certified physicians and nurses, and private counseling appointments are available as well. Visits are by appointment only.

“CC VIM’s new offices are wonderful! And so much easier to find, on the edge of the SSM St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lake St. Louis,” said Dr. Montgomery. “As the region’s population grows, we're growing too. We look forward to seeing more patients from our outlying service area, such as Troy, as we’re right off I-70.”
Affirming CC VIM’s slogan, “We are neighbors caring for neighbors,” the move to a larger, more modern office was due to the stewardship of Dr. Kathy James, a local physician and former CC VIM board member. For more information, call Cheryl Moellenhoff at 636-561-3133.