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For more than 50 years, northern Lake County has advanced healthcare for all of its residents through the work of what is now the North Lake County Hospital District. The District helps fund care for qualified residents who do not have medical insurance, often as a result of losing a job or being denied coverage by insurors. The care they receive saves lives and preserves families. Here are just a few of their stories.

Darlene Dodson

Darlene's journey started with a kidney transplant. That led to her medical insurance being canceled and eventually brought her to a clinic supported by the North Lake County Hospital District. The help she received was critical — and she's very grateful.

Twyine Littlejohn

Twyine did everything right. She had been in the same job for 14 years — a good job with benefits. Then she was laid off and suddenly, at age 63, she had no income and no health insurance. The North Lake community clinics were there to provide the care she needed.

Sean and Tammy Rice

The great recession was hard on Sean and Tammy Rice. First, Tammy was laid off and then Sean lost his job in construction. The North Lake County Hospital District clinics were able to help Sean with his health issues and he's now back at work.

JP Perry

After being laid off from his long-term job, Perry found help at the Community Primary Health Clinic in Eustis. He credits the clinic with saving his life and his dignity. "Our health clnics are a community asset," he says, "I don't know where I'd be without them."

Hope Pogue

"When my employer reduced me to part-time hours, I lost my healthcare coverage. I was then laid off entirely, which left me unable to pay for insurance. Our health clinics are a blessing for us all; without them, my health would be much worse."

Healthy Lake County