About FC3

 
We believe access to healthcare is a right that belongs to all people, regardless of ability to pay.

We believe that we can make a difference in the lives of individuals and in the collective health of our communities.

We believe, as nonprofit health care providers, that the welfare of our patients should be at the core of all decision-making and take precedence over asset-building.

We believe that those of us who provide free and low-cost health care are rewarded for our efforts in non-financial ways.
 

Who We Are

The Free and Community Clinic Collaborative (FC3) of Southeastern Wisconsin is a coalition of safety-net clinics that provide free and low-cost medical services to uninsured and underinsured individuals in our communities. A variety of models and support systems are embraced among our members, including: clinics fully supported by private donations and grant funds; clinics supported through combined hospital system and government resources; and, hospital-affiliated clinics. The common thread across all clinics is our commitment to accessible high-quality health care for high risk populations. 

As the Affordable Care Act begins to change the landscape of health care we are committed to assisting our patients in signing up for either BadgerCare or an affordable Health Care Marketplace Plan. At the same time, our clinics will continue to serve people who struggle to afford copays, deductibles and medication costs or who fall through the cracks with no other options for care.

What We Do

As a coalition, our clinics are committed to:

  • Share resources, including medications, specialty care, health education, medical supplies and equipment, grant writing, information technology, dental and mental health services.
  • Support each other through information sharing, networking and expanding access points for our patients.
  • Advocate for our uninsured and underinsured patients, not only giving a voice to those those who would otherwise be unheard, but working to improve health care policy that affects these patients.
  • Work to reform the health care system to provide access to care for all, and by practicing what we preach.
  • Promote and educate the community about the scope of services provided by free and community clinics.
  • Speak with a unified voice on behalf of the clinics and the patients served by those clinics.

FC3 is committed to work in collaboration with state, regional and national free clinic associations to participate in leadership and planning, to seek resources and information, and to share experience and ideas.

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Contact Us

Barbara Horner-Ibler, MD This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Medical Director - Bread of Healing Clinic- Milwaukee
Convener - Free and Community Clinic Collaborative – FC3

Administrative Assistant
fc3freeclinics@gmail.com
Free and Community Clinic Collaborative – FC3
262-278-0323

Beth Thorson  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it MSW This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Director of Social Work Services
Free and Community Clinic Collaborative – FC3

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