Simpkins Community Health Clinic

Description

Often people in urban, rural and under-served neighborhoods do not have access to convenient, affordable medical and fitness services. Dr. C.O. Simpkins, a local dentist and community leader, worked with Willis-Knighton President James K. Elrod to bring healthcare services to residents living in the area around Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Dr. and Mrs. Simpkins donated the land next to Southern University and Willis-Knighton agreed to construct and operate the clinic. The facility originally called the WK Community Health & Education Center when it opened in 1995 was later renamed in honor of the Simpkins family. It has served as a model for Project NeighborHealth Clinics, taking healthcare outside the walls of the hospital and making it more convenient and accessible.

Location in Museum

The Talbot Museum Digital Archive

Age

1995 to present
  • Simkins Community Health Clinic MLK
  • Simpkin Clinic MLK Interior
  • Simpkins Clinic examination room
  • Simpkin Clinic admitting
  • Simpkin Community Health Clinic construction   1990002
  • Simpkin Community Health Clinic construction   1990001
  • Simpkin Community Health Clinic construction   1990001
  • Simpkin Community Health Clinic construction 0001