After several hospital encounters with uninsured patients, Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi of Virtua Memorial Hospital founded The Cherry Hill Free Clinic; a nonprofit organization providing healthcare services to those who do not currently have health insurance or who are underinsured. The clinic’s mission is to provide free primary care to the uninsured of South Jersey. The clinic is staffed by a diverse team of passionate volunteers and hugely supported by local community organizations and health systems. By leveraging resources around, the Clinic is able to provide quality care with access to lab, radiology and specialists while completely removing the barrier of cost.
Oyeyemi and a team of 30 volunteer doctors and nurses have served about 750 patients and held more than 1,500 appointments on weekends at the clinic, in a small office tucked into a building with a mosque and an aquatics center. The clinic aims to provide free compassionate preventative medical care to the uninsured and underinsured. To provide a safety net for those who have fallen through the cracks of the healthcare system.