Schedule an Appointment

Things you need to know when scheduling an appointment at the Free Clinic:

  • We provide basic outpatient health care.
  • We do not provide emergency services.
  • Services vary due to volunteer availability.
  • Please call us at 319-337-4459 for scheduling details.


Medical Clinic

(319) 337-4459

Health Care Enrollment

The current open enrollment period begins November 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2016.  This is a time for people without insurance to apply for coverage through the Marketplace.  Depending on your income, you may be eligible for federal subsides to help pay for premiums.  If you already have coverage through the Marketplace you must re-enroll every year to keep your insurance in place. Make sure to get covered so that you do not have to pay any tax penalties!

You can apply for Medicaid (Title 19) or Iowa Health and Wellness anytime during the year.  If you think you might qualify for one of these low-income programs, please contact your local Department of Human Services.

If you need help figuring out how this process works, check out these resources on the United Way website or at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

You can also call the clinic; we'll be glad to assist you in finding the help you need!

Our Organization

The Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic (FMC) is a non-profit organization, established in 1971. We believe that access to affordable health care is a basic human necessity. We strive to provide the widest range of medical and dental services possible to people in the Iowa City and surrounding community who would not otherwise have access to care.

Our principles of practice are:

  • To eliminate barriers to health care by offering services without cost.
  • To offer services that are non-judgmental and confidential.
  • To encourage the participation of patients in their own care.
  • To advocate for the medically under-served in our community.

Click here to see this lovely video which was recently made for us.  It will give you a little more  information about our clinic, our history, and what we do.


Useful Resources

The staff at FMC is here to help you find appropriate health care. If we can't help you, we will refer you to another organization.

View our comprehensive list of other useful resources.

Top Ten Needed Items

  1. Crutches (We're down to 1 pair for tall people)
  2. Carpel Tunnel Splints (Large and X-Large especially)
  3. Cold Medications - Cough Drops
  4. Heel Cups (can be purchased at any pharmacy!)
  5. Multivitamins
  6. Toothpaste and adult tooth brushes
  7. Travel-Size Personal Hygiene Items
  8. "Forever" stamps
  9. Pens
  10. Kleenex