Student Faculty Patient Simulator

Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured

Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured is a primary care clinic run by medical and pharmacy students that offers free health services to the uninsured patients of Milwaukee. Under faculty supervision, medical & pharmacy students are responsible for day-to-day operations and participate in providing patient care and education.

Visiting the Clinic

The clinic is located at 1121 E. North Ave., at the southeast corner of North Ave. and Humboldt Ave. in the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center. There is street parking and a parking lot adjacent to the building.

Columbia St Marys  Family Health Center

We see patients by virtual Telehealth phone or video visits on Tuesday for primary care. We offer limited in-person visits primary care and specialty visits on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Please call our clinic phone (414) 588-2865 to be scheduled for an appointment. Patients and volunteers coming into clinic are required to wear a mask and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Please call before of coming to the clinic. We DO NOT offer COVID-19 testing.

Vision

The Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured strives to provide comprehensive, quality care that empowers patients to achieve their optimal health outcomes. We aim to enhance the learning experience for our volunteers through the lens of structural competency and cultural humility. We strive to establish equitable partnerships among patients, students, providers, and community leaders to achieve the highest standard of care excellence.

Mission

The Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured utilizes an interprofessional student-led model of care delivery that strives to understand, serve, and promote the health and wellness needs of uninsured patients in the Milwaukee area, while simultaneously educating future health care professionals. We appreciate the multifaceted nature of health and commit to providing respectful, empowering, and equitable care.

Patient-centered

Individualized care that considers a patient's unique needs, values, and background while incorporating them in the decision-making process, allowing them to have agency over their own healthcare.

Quality-oriented

Striving to continuously uphold high standards of care for patients and educational experiences for student volunteers, while also seeking to improve quality based on feedback from all members of the healthcare team. Humanistic -Deliberately seeking to incorporate empathy, compassion, altruism, and respect towards the dignity and beliefs of patients and their families in order to enhance care. Collaborative -Fostering a comfortable learning environment for patients, clinicians, and student volunteers to actively work together in providing benevolent and high-quality care. Welcoming -Creating a safe, anti-racist, and accessible space where patients are able to express their needs without fear of judgement or discrimination. Clinicians and volunteers strive for just and equitable care of all patients regardless of identity. Comprehensive -Seeking to fulfill all of a patient's needs that may arise during the healthcare process-physical and mental health care, medications, referrals, social work, labs and imaging, and beyond. Ensuring that this care is continuous by following up with all patients regardless of health conditions.

Services Provided & Patient Population

The clinic regularly sees 10 to 15 patients per Saturday.

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

We do provide services for children without health insurance by appointment. Please call the clinic phone at (414) 588-2865 to make a pediatric appointment.

We do not provide prenatal care. However, if you have questions about prenatal care, please call our phone number and we can assist with resources.

We can provide interpreter services to address language barriers.

Services we still provide at this time include:

  • Management of chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma (via Telephone)
  • Prescription medical refills
  • Pharmacy consults
  • Social work consults
  • Lab orders for routine laboratory work (performed at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital)
  • Lab orders for sexually transmitted infection screening, including HIV testing (performed at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital)
  • Routine health maintenance physicals and screening including Pap Smears
  • Management of chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma
  • Prescription medical refills
  • Pharmacy consults
  • Social work consults
  • Routine laboratory work
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening, including HIV testing
  • We also offer several in-house specialty services by appointment only including:
    • Gynecology – Women’s Health Exams
    • Ophthalmology – Eye Care
    • Psychiatry & Mental Health Services
    • Dermatology – Skin Care
    • Allergy
    • Rheumatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Neurology

Please note, this list is subject to change. For the most updated list of specialty services offered at our clinic, please call our clinic (414) 588-2865. In some cases, if a specialty service at SCU is not available, we can refer out to other clinics in the area which may offer that service.

Additional Resources

Additional Free Clinics and Health Resources
Awards

Awards

  • 2016 President's Community Engagement Award - MCW
  • 2007 Humanitarian in Medicine Award from the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Partners

Partners

  • Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • School of Pharmacy, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital and Family Health Center
  • Ascension Wisconsin Pharmacy
Funding Sources

Funding Sources

  • Antoinette A. & Matthew Keenan Endowment
  • Catholic Community Foundation
  • Helen M. Cudahy Trust
2019 Clinic Managers

2019 Clinic Managers

  • Board Chair – Thomas Ritter
  • Director of Policy & Finance – Benjamin Liu
  • Director of M1/M2 Volunteers – Jakara Griffin
  • Director of M3/M4/CC Volunteers – Alex Kerschner
  • Director of Physician Volunteers – Emily Hendrickson
  • Director of Clinical Continuity Track – Samira Samant
  • Director of Outreach and Technology – Srisha Kotlo
  • Directors of Referrals – Arianna Bradley & Brenna Kelly
  • Directors of Medication Dispensary – Abel Chinos & Molly Schmidt
  • Director of Laboratory – Scott Lamm
  • Director of Clinic Day Operations – Neehal Shukla
2020 Clinic Managers

2020 Clinic Managers

  • Board Chair – Spenser Marting
  • Director of Policy & Finance – Sandra Okoro
  • Director of M1/M2 Volunteers – Allison Whorton
  • Director of Telehealth/CC Volunteers – Jesse Maguire
  • Director of Clinician Volunteers – Gifty Marfowaa
  • Director of Clinical Continuity Track – Enrique Martinez
  • Director of Outreach and Technology – Marie Balfour
  • Directors of Referrals – Hannah Racicot & Edward Salem
  • Directors of Medication Dispensary – Marvin Lu & Emily Tolliver
  • Director of Laboratory – Dan Sweeney
  • Director of Clinic Day Operations – Alejandra Rodriguez
2021 Clinic Managers

2021 Clinic Managers

  • Board Chair – Jennifer Livschitz
  • Director of Policy & Finance – Beth Aughey
  • Director of M1/M2 Volunteers – Emma Vallee
  • Director of Telehealth/CC Volunteers – Delaney Cairns
  • Director of Clinician Volunteers – Tamara Schroeder
  • Director of Clinical Continuity Track – Ming Lin
  • Director of Outreach and Technology – Athena Dong
  • Directors of Referrals – Morgan Leissring & Nina Punyamurthy
  • Directors of Medication Dispensary – Gabby Marchese & Jeffrey Liu
  • Director of Laboratory – Hari Anandarajah
  • Director of Clinic Day Operations – Tina Lam
2022 Clinic Managers

2022 Clinic Managers

  • Board Chair – Morgan Lucero
  • Director of Policy & Finance – David Scott
  • Director of Medical Student Volunteers – Ryan Czarnecki
  • Director of Pharmacy Student Volunteers – Bridget Nelson
  • Director of Telehealth – Adam Rich
  • Director of Clinician Volunteers – Buruj Mohammed
  • Director of Clinical Continuity Track – Emily Reimer
  • Director of Outreach and Technology – Imeh Ndiokho
  • Directors of Referrals – Amelia Papadimitriou & Christine Rogers & Jessica Prom
  • Directors of Medication Dispensary – Maie Zagloul
  • Director of Laboratory – Alex Ahrens

Contact Us

Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured
1121 E. North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 588-2865
Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured Google map location