College’s Partnership with Free Medical Clinic Featured by Press-Citizen
Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic represents the best qualities of our community
By Barbara Vinograde | Iowa City Press-Citizen | 4/3/2018
One of our patients recently wrote: “I am 58 years old, born outside the United States and an American citizen. I’ve had wonderful times as well as plain scary times in my years in America. It is an amazing feeling to know that even during the times I didn’t have insurance, my basic health would be OK because the Iowa City Free Clinic was here. It gives me a feeling of dignity to have access to health care. Thank you all for the help, throughout the years.”
Since 1971, the Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic has worked hard to represent the best qualities of our community: dignity, kindness, respect, and the willingness to work together to make things better for others.
The clinic’s partnerships are many: Our organization works with Johnson County, the cities of Iowa City and Coralville, the United Way, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy Hospital. Area businesses, service groups and churches offer generous support and assistance.
Our most recent partnership is with UI College of Nursing. Through grant funding, the clinic now has a regular Nurse Practitioner Clinic and hired a part-time nurse practitioner. The college is paying a portion of the nurse practitioner’s salary. This new clinic will focus on the free clinic’s mission, “to provide quality, comprehensive health care for the uninsured and underinsured in Johnson County and surrounding areas,” while also providing training for nurse practitioner students.
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