In High Demand
During the last fiscal year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) the clinic provided medical and dental services to 2036 people during over 5,600 clinic visits. The client base of the Free Clinic is diverse. Most Free Clinic clients are working individuals who either are not offered health insurance through their jobs, or cannot afford the cost of the insurance.
Most of our clients are adults, as more resources are available in our community for children. We are usually able to refer our youngest clients to other providers. Although, the majority of our clients are from Johnson County, we are able to provide services to patients from all over the state as well as patients from overseas who become ill while visiting the United States.
During the Clinic's 40+ years, we have seen an increase in the need for our services. The number of clinic appointments available has increased since the clinic opened but unfortunately our staff and volunteers cannot always keep up with the demand. As a result, we sometimes have to turn away clients when there are not enough appointments to accommodate everyone in need.
The Free Medical Clinic is funded through multiple sources. Johnson County and The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties are two of our biggest sources of monies. We also rely very heavily on funding from private donors. A recent study comparing the cost of our services to other local providers found that we provide nearly $5 of service for every dollar contributed to the clinic. Please consider the Free Medical and Dental Clinic when planning your annual giving.
Here, you can find our official 990 form for FY 2012.