Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
July 9, 2011
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.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Volunteer & I interpret for Spanish-speaking patients about 3 hours once a week.