St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic, a free clinic serving Waukesha County, is celebrating the second annual Free and Charitable Clinic Week in the state from April 3-9.

The clinic, 826 N. East Ave., Waukesha, welcomes the Waukesha County community to visit and tour the agency from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Light refreshments will be offered.

Annually, nearly 600 uninsured individuals who reside, work or attend higher education in the Waukesha County community receive primary care, access to prescriptions, behavioral health, labs and diagnostic testing, health education, and support to health and human service programs in the county.

Specialty care including monthly women’s health, podiatry, and physical therapy is offered each month.

The clinic also offers Latino health and homeless outreach programs.

In 2016, St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic continued building its relationship with ProHealth Care’s Waukesha Family Practice and Waukesha Family Medicine Residency in laying the foundation of its “Continuity of Care” healthcare model. This model provides a multi-disciplinary approach to health care in chronic disease management and helping patients achieve individual health goals.

St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic has been serving the Waukesha County community for 40 years. These services are provided by a network of more than 60 dedicated volunteers and supported by ProHealth Care, Aurora Health Care, Waukesha County, Waukesha Noon Kiwanis; and in partnership with many nonprofits including the Hope Center, The Salvation Army, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Women’s Center.

As of 2015, it was estimated that 6 percent of Waukesha County community members did not have health coverage in the past 12 months. St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic is one of the 1,200 free and charitable clinics and pharmacies that are working at the grassroots level with little to no federal or state funding to provide health care to those who do not have access.

Classes in partnership with Bryant & Stratton College are being offered throughout  April that are free and open to the public. All classes are at the Waukesha Family Practice Center,  210 NW Barstow St., Waukesha, in the lower level community room. Session times are 6 or 7 p.m.

  •  April 10: Stress Reduction Techniques
  • April 17: Diabetes Nutrition and Exercise
  • April 24: Relaxation Techniques

St. Joseph’s Medical is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the health of low-income patients in Waukesha County. For further information, visit www.sjmdc.net or contact Executive Director Jessica Osenbrügge at 262-544-6777 or at jessicao@sjmdc.net.

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