Kathy A., Patient

“I am writing to tell you what a positive experience I had at the Free Clinic in Menomonie.  I had been in a motorcycle accident in Georgia. Both the driver’s and my auto insurance refused to pay for my bills, and my current job offers little help with medical expenses.  My punctured lung, broken shoulder and ribs were examined and X rayed and pneumonia was found! I was given needed supplies and advice in a in a very respectful and professional manner, all 3 times that I needed to return.  I arrived at the recommended time and did not stand in line to wait, as patients were seen in a very efficient lottery type order.  My services did take a few hours, but information was taken in confidential, efficient and organized manner from the many attending patients, and services were provided for all those who needed them.  I have had to return once since for an unrelated health issue, and was once again was very impressed and satisfied with the Menomonie Free Clinic.  Thank you to you and all the Drs and other staff for providing this important service to the community.”

Kathy M., MFC Lab Volunteer

“Free Clinic has been a great experience in a couple of ways. When working in Laboratory was my full time career, I was seldom greeted with smiles and “thank you’ s” when walking into a room to draw someone’s blood! At the free clinic, its different – Besides being a great group of people, our patients are always so appreciative of our help and being there for them – it’s very rewarding.

I also like being able to use my “unique” skills to help others, especially now that my career has taking me elsewhere and few occasions arise for “blood drawing” skills. It’s great to be on the front lines and see what a difference all the volunteers make in the lives of these patients.

Of course it’s always my hope that the need for free clinic services will disappear because all patients have ready access to affordable health care – but until that happens, I feel blessed to be part of the great team that makes up the Free Clinic! Kathy M MFC Lab Volunteer”

Quotes from our patients:  

“Thanks to the Free Clinic I can see a doctor and get the medicine I need to lead a healthier life, which also enables me to work on improving my life.”

“The free clinic has been a great help for me in getting the medications I need for my blood pressure.  I have no insurance.  The Free Clinic has been a blessing for me.”

“Nice to know there’s somewhere you can go when you need some help.”

“ The Free Clinic has been a god send to me as far as addressing my medical needs.  Keep up the good work!”

“The FC has helped me many time and other people I know.  The staff is very caring and concerned for the health of everyone.”

“ I would be in dire straits if it wasn’t for the generosity of the staff and donors of the Free Clinic.  I have no insurance and the services they provide you cannot put a price tag on”

“If not for the Free Clinic I would likely be dead.  I have high blood pressure and no medical insurance.  There is no way I could afford the medications and the doctor visits”