Hope Clinic serves people from around the world who live in Ypisilante area and residence of the area. The people who work minimal paiding jobs but still do not have health care insurance and are "too rich" for medicaid. They have social workers to help them in the complex medical support systems . Pharmacist to help with prescriptions. And counselors to connect with other agencies. There is a Free Dental . It is true team approach.
On my bucket list was to work as a volunteer doctor at a free clinic I decided to do it now rather than wait until I retired. I am greatfull that another physician suggest I look at home clinic.
I'm a family medicine physician who has volunteered at Hope Medical Clinic since 2003. We provide excellent medical and dental care to members of the community who have no insurance or can't pay the high deductibles for the insurance they do have. The majority of volunteers are from the University of Michigan or St. Joseph Mercy Hospital so the care provided is current and state-of-the-art, limited only by the patient's financial situation which means that we can't obtain the tests normally done on a patient with insurance nor prescribe new medications with outrageously high prices. However, we are very creative and manage patients well, which includes using the phone app Goodrx to make sure our patients fill their prescriptions at their local pharmacies with the cheapest prices, referring patients for free Pap smears/mammograms/colonoscopies, and using the extremely limited insurance sometimes provided by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital the best way we can. Patients are always treated with dignity and respect regardless of their nation of origin and religion. I really appreciate the opportunity to provide free medical care to the people who need it most because I feel that I am doing God's work and caring for my fellow man as He has directed. Our new clinic has eight medical exam rooms and hundreds of volunteers so we can provide care to thousands of people in need.
It has been a privilege to be part of the volunteer team of this fantastic organization. Hope Clinic provide care with competence and dignity for people in need of all ages and nationalities.
I am a physician volunteer at this clinic, having been an active volunteer for over 30 years. Now a retired endocrinologist I continue every Thursday AM seeing people in need, mostly diabetics who fall through society's systems but still need a hand. Medical care from many various care givers with a bottom line of better health, personal and as good as we can muster. Local people serve and are served. It is good, fruitful and rewarding. Plus it has served as a bridge for the medical community to unite beyond our turf and serve the needy, that is no small miracle!
Hope Medical Clinic is an outstanding organization. They provide care for the uninsured of all ages and nationalities. They work to obtain prescriptions, link patients to specialty care in the community and to obtain health care coverage.
As a donor and a volunteer RN, I am proud to support Hope Clinic. As I do my work here, I see every week that Hope is making a real difference in the lives of it's patients. Without the medical, dental, and support services that Hope provides, many of it's clients would suffer unnecessarily. I see Hope's work in the community as a shining light!
This is a wonderful place where people is treated with respect and dignity. People either working or volunteering make a friendly environment.
I currently volunteer at Hope Ypsilanti and I cannot find enough words to stress the importance of this location to the Michigan community. Whether it is proving food or free medication the staff at Hope strives in giving their best to every patient that walks through our doors.
I volunteer as an RN at Hope, and I am very impressed with the clinic. It is amazingly well-run, especially considering that it is staffed almost completely by volunteers. The clinic is organized, clean, friendly, and professional.
I am a board-certified nurse practitioner and I have volunteered in the pharmacy for 3.5 years. I'm always amazed by the generosity of Hope Clinic with their free medications, and the breadth and depth of clients that Hope clinic reaches. The clinicians are extremely knowledgeable about client conditions, and they write prescriptions that reflect the most inexpensive option to meet their medical needs. The clients' psycho/social/and spiritual needs are also met by wonderful volunteers who serve in the social work and mental health areas. Each client encounter by volunteers reflects Hope Clinic's holistic values of treating the whole person.