Clinic at the Mission
The Mission began its work in Rock Point in 1954, with the building of a small clinic and nurses’ residence. The building was used to attend to patients, house nurses, and even set-up for church services on Sundays. As the Mission grew, the small clinic expanded into a 2 bed hospital, and for over 40 years served the medical needs of the community. Thanks to a devoted Nurse, Elsie Benson, who worked at the clinic for over 25 of those years, many people were given needed medical treatment. The building was named Benson Hall after the nurse who did so much for the community.
Because Rock Point is close to 50 miles from the nearest health services, the Mission provides basic health care to residents who find it difficult to travel the distance to see a doctor. It serves as a Health Care and Health Education Center. Volunteer doctors may also be available on a scheduled basis.
Volunteer nurses work with the community in planning health fairs and workshops, distributing health education materials and working with community representatives in determining health needs of the population.
If you are interested in volunteering your time at the Clinic on a regular basis, please contact the Mission Manager.