As a community-driven organization, hundreds of volunteers and a limited staff provide medical services to meet the healthcare needs of those patients who have no means to access care.
Patients receive primary medical care and chronic disease care Monday through Thursday during the Daytime Clinic and Thursday evenings during the Acute Clinic. Free Medical Clinic patients also have access to expert care through the Clinic’s specialty services, including well-woman care, cancer screenings and mammograms through the Women’s Health Clinic, diabetes education and management in through the Diabetes Management Program of Valley Health, orthopedic treatment, and limited mental health services through the monthly Behavioral Health Clinic.
Free Medical Clinic patients receive medication assistance through the Clinic’s in-house state licensed pharmacy. In 2014, patients access over $4 million worth (retail value) of prescriptions through the Clinic pharmacy.
The Free Medical Clinic’s long-standing partnerships with individuals and organizations representing each spoke in this network are a vital part of providing access to quality healthcare services to our patient population, and in turn to making a positive impact on their health outcomes and overall wellbeing.
Working together to control these conditions not only makes a difference in the health of the patient, it also ensures more efficient use of community resources (including the emergency room) and improves the productivity and economic health of the community.