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Lori Boike, site supervisor of the Migrant Health Service Inc. clinic in Willmar, runs a lab test for a client. The clinic targets migrant, seasonal and year-round farmworkers who are uninsured and might otherwise have no access to health care. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)

Migrant Health Service clinic meets regional need


WILLMAR -- Terry Stetzel is on the phone with a patient's chart in front of her, and she's worried.

She needs a Migrant Health Service voucher so that the patient can fill two prescriptions -- but one of the medications costs $9 a pill and the $100 voucher won't stretch far.

"It can be frustrating," sighed Stetzel, a family nurse practitioner with the Migrant Health Service Inc. clinic in Willmar.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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