Croix-de-Bouquets Medical Clinic, Part 3
It's difficult to convey the tension present on the first day of the Among The Reeds clinic in Croix-des-Bouquets. A limited number of tickets were distributed throughout the community for the purpose of establishing a rhythm and to ensure patients received enough time with a medical practitioner. However, once people heard of the free clinic, they came by the dozens, and finally hundreds. For many in this community, it would be their first—and perhaps only—opportunity to receive healthcare.
Perhaps the busiest area would be the pharmacy, which also housed the triage and wound care. It was also the most organized and allowed a natural flow of people through doors on either side of the room. Once patients had seen a medical practitioner, they then took their prescriptions to the pharmacy counter to be fulfilled. And once fulfilled, they left the clinic through exterior door.