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Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured

The Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured provides quality, ongoing, and free primary health care to the medically uninsured population in the city of Milwaukee.  The Saturday Clinic is unique to other clinics because medical students are in charge of day-to-day operations in addition to patient care and education. 

The Saturday Clinic principally serves the African-American community.  The patients who utilize the walk-in clinic suffer from a wide variety of illnesses.

Services Provided & Patient Population:

We see patients who attest to the fact that they have NO insurance coverage.  Unfortunately, we cannot see patients who have partial coverage, including Medicare, Medicaid, BadgerCare, GAMP, or Title 19 insurance.

We do provide services for children by appointment on the second and forth Saturday of every month. Please call the clinic phone at (414) 588-2865 to make a pediatric appointment.

We do not provide prenatal care.

We can provide interpreter services in some instance, so language barriers can be worked around in many circumstances.  We use translator services from Columbia St. Mary's and it often take many hours for them to come in. 

We provide basic primary care to many of our patients.  We manage chronic conditions that would be managed in a general practitioner's office as well as as acute illness.  Examples of services we can provide include:

  • Routine health maintenance physicals including Pap Smears
  • Acute illness assessment/treatment
  • Follow-up care for injuries and accidents
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Routine laboratory work
  • Random glucose (immediate finger stick)
  • STD screening, including HIV testing
  • EKGs
  • Biopsies (on a limited basis, depending upon physician comfort)
  • limited referrals
  • prescription refills,
  • labs, x-rays and employment-requested physicals.

Location:

The clinic is located at 1121 E. North Avenue, at the corner of North Avenue and Humboldt.  There is street parking and a lot adjacent to the building.  Directions

Hours:

Patients at the Saturday Clinic are seen at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m., depending on when they arrived. We encourage patients to arrive between 6-6:30 a.m. in order to ensure that they are among the limited number of patients that can be seen on a given Saturday as per physician availability.

The clinic, which is open fifty weeks a year, regularly sees 15 to 25 patients per Saturday on a first come, first serve basis.  It is not unusual for patients to wait outside the clinic starting earlier than 7:00 in the morning to ensure that they are seen. 

Clinic Phone:

(414) 588-2865

Additional Clinic Information:

Medication Payment Policy

 

Additional Non-MCW Affiliated Health Resources:

Additional Milwaukee Free Clinics

Additional Milwaukee Medical Clinics

Children Clinics

Dental Resources

Immunization Clinic Schedule

Mental Health Resources

STD Resources

TB Clinics

Vision Resources

Mammograms & Women Health Services

2013-2014 Saturday Clinic Manager:

Megan Beck--Referral Manager Kevin Le--Clinical Continuity Track Manager
Jared Bozeman--Lab Manager Chris Rettenmaier--M1/M2 Scheduler
Chris Hwe--Policy Chair Annie Tang--Hmong/Pediatric Clinic Manager
Bryan Johnston--Outreach Clinics Manager John Teijido--Referral Manager
Neerja Joshi--Board Chair Timothy Wang--Physician Scheduler
Heather Koch--Pharmacy Coordinator Diana Zhao--M3/M4/Clinical Coordinator Scheduler

Awards:

  •     2007 Humanitarian in Medicine Award from the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Partners:

  •     Center for Healthy Communities & Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
  •     Columbia St. Mary's Hospital and Family Health Center

Funding Source:

  •     Keenan Foundation
  •     Bostik Findley, Inc.
  •     Catholic Community Foundation
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