In a bid to bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility for low-income and uninsured individuals in Charlotte County, a new initiative has been launched. Thanks to a generous $750,000 grant from the Board of Charlotte County Commissioners, the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Mobile Medical Clinic has commenced its operations. The inauguration of this vital service was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 28.

This mobile clinic is a beacon of hope for those who struggle with transportation issues or are unable to travel to receive medical care. It aims to cater specifically to residents who fall below 200% of the poverty level, ensuring that essential healthcare services are not out of reach for them.

Heading the initiative is Angelica Asperilla, the coordinator of the Mobile Medical Clinic. Her late father, Dr. Mark Asperilla, a respected infectious disease specialist, was one of the co-founders of the clinic. Alongside him was the late Dr. David Klein, a local ophthalmologist and a close friend of the Asperilla family. Their vision and dedication have culminated in this much-needed resource for the community, promising to make a significant difference in the lives of Charlotte County’s underserved population.