The Free Medical Clinic is an essential service to the community. The Public helth Department relies on the services of the FMC to fulfill its mission to assure access to care. FMC stands as a symbol to the generoristy and commitment of the community to ensure care for everyone. On behalf of the Board of Health and Johnson County Public Health, THANK YOU to all the staff, volunteers and supporters.
Cant say enought about the staff, service, and exceptional care these people provide. We need to keep them around a VERY long time... especially with this economy and healthcare system!
Keep up the good work!
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!
The ICFMC does a great job of offering medical and dental services to those in the community who may not be able to get care otherwise. There are both acute and chronic care outpatient clinics available. They are welcoming to all persons and the staff and volunteers offer excellent care and compassion. The clinic offers a great service to the community!
The ICFMC offers health and dental services to those who would otherwise go without. Services range from testing and health screening to cronic illness' such as hypertension and diabetes. No one is turned away. Until health care becomes a right instead of a privilege, the ICFMC will continue to take care of those that do not have the means to take care of themselves. A great organization and wonderful staff!
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.
The Free Medical Clinic makes a significant contribution to the community by providing necessary medical care to those who would not otherwise be able to access it. As a new member to the Board of Directors, each month I learn of a "service story" that details quality medical care given to a patient, the benefits to the patient and the reduction of costs to the medical community via diverted utilization of the emergency room for care. The staff and Co-Directors truly care about the well being of all people.
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.
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 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 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.
My memories of working both a volunteer and staff at the Free Medical Clinic will always be a part of who I am. I was able to see the best in people through the students, physicians, staff and other volunteers who did not just donate their time, but their hearts. I think the Free Medical Clinic is a great example of an organization truly catering to a basic need where people aren't taking advantage of any system but are simply looking for help when they are sick.