Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured

Saturday Clinic for the UninsuredThe 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.

Location and Hours

(414) 588-2865

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

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 a.m. to ensure that they are seen.

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 fourth 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 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.


2007 Humanitarian in Medicine Award from the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine


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
ProAssurance/PIC Wisconsin Employee Trust Endowment Fund

2017 Clinic Managers

Board Chair - Olivia Davies
Policy Chair - Sai-Suma Samudrala
M1/M2 Scheduler - Brandy Norman
M3/M4 Scheduler - Stephanie Wong
Physician Scheduler - Alyssa Stiff
Clinical Continuity Track Manager - Sherman Yu
Outreach and Technology Manager - Nicole Runkle
Referrals Manager - Joe Bartoletti
Referrals Manager - Jessica Hayes
Pharmacy Manager - Claude Nganzeu
Laboratory Manager - Kaylee Bishop
Clinic Day Coordinator - Paul Otto