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Open Arms Free Clinic Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: Strive to better understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the uninsured, low income and under-served residents of walworth county with compassion and understanding.

Programs: Clinic services

pharmacy services

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Arms is run and operated by some of the most compassionate and kind people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The team genuinely spends each day open and even their free time, trying to provide care to as many individuals in need as they can. Sara Nichols, the executive director, is very intentional and driven in all aspects and truly drives the clinic and its team in the right direction. If you are in the area and have the ability to volunteer, I can assure that you will not regret it. You will leave with a full heart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Open Arms is a wonderful organization that helps our community in so many ways. They are a great resource to have for the low income families in our county. I am a teacher in the county and see the great need for the services that Open Arms offers. The organization is blessed with so many volunteers that work at the clinic along with a great board that supports the staff and the vision of the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Arms Free Clinic is an extraordinary non profit facility treating patients with medical, dental and emotional health issues. It is a volunteer organization of the highest quality and fabulous community support. We are so fortunate to have a facility like this in our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Arms Free Clinic is an amazing nonprofit organization that helps the very needy with health care needs. Being in good health makes for a life that one is able to work and feel good --which allows them to enjoy their families and life in general.
I am a volunteer that has helped raise money to keep this place operating. I benefit by experiencing the feeling of doing something for others. In these trying times we all need to contribute and adjust to life.
B Obligato

Katherine R.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to volunteer. Great place to be a patient.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a GREAT Facility!!
The area is so fortunate to have it.

Nick V.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I first stepped foot in Open Arms Free Clinic, I understood that it was a special place doing special things. When you hear "free clinic," it's easy to think that it may just be a "nice" place where a few people are able to receive basic assistance. Not at Open Arms. The clinic is a fully stocked, modern medical clinic that offers incredible services to a large number of patients. The most amazing part, however, is the staff and volunteers. The professionalism, expertise, and kindness demonstrated to all of the patients continually awes me. Open Arms is a godsend to our community, and a charity worthy of support!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Arms Free Clinic is the only free clinic in our county. For 8 years we have helped 3,000 patients with free med. and dental care, counseling, referrals to specialists, and free prescriptions. The clinic has been embraced by the community, with 700 guests at our 7th Birthday Gala making matched donations allowing us to purchase the dental clinic next door so we can help more with needed dental care. So many community members have helped and made a real difference to those with no health insurance, an income of 200% or less the fed. level of poverty, who live or work in our county. All are treated with the dignity and respect that we would want for our own families. It is a privilege to be part of the
team at the clinic.

Natasha V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even though I have moved out of the area, I still make an effort to go back to OAFC to volunteer! This clinic makes me VERY proud to be from my county. Through volunteering, I am able see first hand how big of an impact I CAN make! As a soon to be pharmacist, life can be challenging with all the school work and tests. This clinic helps me see the end in sight and reminds me why I went into healthcare in the first place- to help people!

1 Kathy J.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Communications Committee volunteer for Open Arms since they came into being. I can attest that every person involved cares about the overall patient experience, level of care and truly believes in the core purpose of the clinic. I am proud to serve the patients and will continue to do so in the future.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Open Arms Free Clinic is an outstanding free health center for residents of Walworth County Wisconsin that cannot afford health insurance. It is staffed totally by volunteers including the doctors and nurses. We opened in November of 2012 and now have over 600 patients.
The caring staff in incredible. We will be expanding our resources to include dental when we can find a location.