Eligibility Guidelines

Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
Household Size 250% Monthly Income
1 $2,602.08
2 $3,522.93
3 $4,443.75
4 $5,364.58
5 $6,285.43
6 $7,206.25
For each additional person, add: $920.83
Effective February 1, 2019

The Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area provides access to primary health care and preventive health education for the people of Western Wisconsin who are under insured and are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Here’s what to Expect

Check In:

Clinic is open on Tuesday evenings for scheduled Face to Face and phone visit appointments  . Please call in advance to schedule an appointment (715-308-3808).

Basic Services Provided:

Health exams, lab, medications (excluding controlled substances and birth control). Dental services referred to other providers and payment stipend offered on a case-by-case basis.

Registration and Eligibility:

You will be asked to provide some basic contact and eligibility information. The clinic serves those that are under insured and are at or below 250% Federal Poverty Guideline.

Intake:

You will discuss your eligibility with intake when you register for an appointment. The intake volunteer will also help you find other community resources if needed.  If you are completing a phone or virtual visit, resource information can  be mailed to you.

Primary Care Service:

At your scheduled appointment time, you will arrive to Level A at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie and wait by the Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area sign and call 715-308-3808.  A volunteer will open the door and screen you for Covid-19 and escort you to the exam room. A  nurse will check your vital signs and ask about your health and current medications. You will then see a MD, PA or NP.

FAQs

How long does it take?

Each clinic night varies depending on the number of patients and the complexity of their medical needs. Appointment times will be scheduled based on patient needs on Tuesday evenings.

What information do I need to bring with me?

-List of current medications, Health history information, Recent test results, Proof of income – required for some services

Are there interpreter services?

An interpreter can be arranged for Hmong and Spanish speaking patients. Please contact the clinic in advance when possible if an interpreter is needed. You can reach the clinic at 715-308-3808.

What if I need lab work or an X-ray?

Free Clinic offers lab work and radiology. These will be ordered by your Provider if needed.  If labs are ordered you will be instructed on when and where to get these done later in the week after your Free Clinic appointment. Lab/Radiology results will be given to the Free Clinic Nursing Supervisor for review with the Medical Doctor. You will be notified of the results and any follow up instructions.

What services are NOT AVAILABLE?

Immunizations, prescriptions for narcotics and other controlled substances, birth control and STI testing. Please see resource list page for other organizations that provide these services in the local area.

Medication Questions:

Can I bring in a prescription that I received from another doctor and have it filled at the Free Clinic?

NO, medications dispensed through the Free Clinic must be prescribed by a Free Clinic Provider. However when seeing a Free Clinic Provider your prescriptions will be reviewed and the Provider determine whether they are available through the Free Clinic.

Can I get a prescription written for a medication that is not available through the Free Clinic?

Free Clinic providers do not have authorization to write prescriptions outside of the Free Clinic.

Can I get pain medications through the Free Clinic?

We do not prescribe medications that are classified as controlled substances. This includes medication for A.D.D. and other complex mental health conditions. Ibuprofen is the strongest pain medication available through the Free Clinic.

PAP

Some medications come through the Patient Assistance Program (PAP) and you may be asked to meet with them so that they can assist you to complete the required paper work. These medications can take 4-6 weeks to be received. Once they are in we will call you and they can be picked up on Tuesday evenings.

Resources