Iowa City Free Medical Clinic

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2440 Towncrest Dr Iowa City IA 52240 USA

Mission: Providing health care to those in need
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Iowa City FMC is the premier health services site for uninsured or under-insured patients in Johnson County. Patients are treated with dignity and respect, and examiners work with patients to develop treatment plans. As a volunteer, I know my time is always put to good use, from explaining medical documents to patients, to interpreting for non-English speaking patients during a visit, to helping patients schedule follow-up appointments. The ICFMC staff makes the clinic a fun and welcoming place to volunteer, and I always look forward to being there!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've noticed the results from care at the FMC in patients when they talk about their medical history before visiting the Iowa City FMC as compared to after. Often, a patient has no records of their previous medical care, but patients know any treatment they have received since being in the care of ICFMC is carefully maintained in our records. I see many patients who are very invested in staying healthy; having all their medical records in order is a tremendous benefit for both patient and provider.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Iowa City Free Medical Clinic provides support and health care for those who are unable to receive care due to limiting factors such as scheduling and expenses. Everyone who visits the clinic is equally welcomed and treated with respect. The volunteers who offer their time and services are always happy to be there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally knowing those who have received treatment and care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Extend office hours, find interpretors for a wider variety of languages

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic are amazingly dedicated. They go above and beyond to work to provide top-quality medical care and help patients continue to access essential medical services. Their passion for what they do shows in thier interactions with both patients and volunteers and it has been a privledge to work with them and learn from them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have learned how to better practice medicine from the staff, volunteers, and patients at the clinic. I've seen the positive effects that access to good healcare can have on individuals and on the community; it can be live-saving as well as life-changing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more resources!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

More connected. Grateful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer at the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic I've been given the opportunity to interact with the staff and patients who present to the clinic. The staff working the clinic are extremely welcoming to all patients. Patient privacy is respected by workers and volunteers alike. Patients are told honestly what they can expect from the clinic (treatment, care, help finding insurance). The clinic offers a variety of services for both acute and chronic health problems. Different services (ex. dermatology, physical therapy) are available at certain times throughout the month.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Enjoying the opportunity to advance my medical knowledge while helping people who don't have medical coverage receive treatment for their ailments.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to recruit volunteers from the hospitals and the community to volunteer with this great organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering at FMC. It's such a positive environment, and it's so clear that volunteers, examiners, and staff strive to make patients feel as comfortable as possible. It's a great organization that is doing a lot for the people in our community! I'm proud to be a part of it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the difference it makes in the lives of patients. I also enjoy doing something different from my every-day job.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More space and more funding from donors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am glad that the community feels comfortable coming to seek help for any of their ailments, and I am proud that we have generous donors that allow us to treat the patients and/or guide them on how to use the other resources of the community to address their problem.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the follow-up of patients and hearing patient stories

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have an even larger donor pool, and, maybe, a chronic care clinic for the consistent volunteers.

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