The staff at FMC is eager to help you find appropriate health care. If we can’t help you, we will refer you to another organization. Click below to view details about each resource.

Mercy On Call

A free, confidential phone service staffed by Mercy nurses that have years of experience. The nurses have a wide variety of resources and references to help you.

Mercy Urgent Care

The Mercy Urgent Care Clinic is for people who have a sudden illness or injury and need to see a doctor right away. No appointment needed.

University of Iowa Quick Care

UI QuickCare is a walk-in medical clinic available to anyone in the community. When you are ill, but don’t need an emergency room or can’t get to your regular doctor, UI QuickCare is a convenient choice open to anyone more than 6 months old. No appointment necessary.

Planned Parenthood and Emma Goldman Clinic

Non-profit clinics offering a range of services for your reproductive health.

Patient Medication Assistance Programs

If you cannot afford your medications you may be eligible for assistance through the pharmaceutical company that makes your medication. These programs are available to anyone, not just FMC patients. Each program has different eligibility guidelines so make sure to check each of your medicines separately.

Johnson County Public Health - HIV Program

Free, confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing to at-risk populations in their office and at community events. They also work with other community agencies to provide vaccination against Hepatitis A and B. Please contact their office at 319-356-6038 to set up an appointment.eligibility guidelines so make sure to check each of your medicines separately.

Johnson County Public Health - WIC/Maternal and Child Health

Nutritional counseling, health care referral, and assistance provided to pregnant and nursing mothers as well as children up to 5 years. Immunizations Clinic for children ages 2 months through 18 years.

Healthy Kids Community Care

Healthy Kids Community Care is a school based health clinic that is an extension of traditional health services offered in the Iowa City Community School District. The clinic is open to Johnson County residents aged 0-21, through graduation age, who are without access to affordable health care (such as no insurance or a high deductible). To make an appointment please call the Clinic Coordinator at (319) 631-3204


Iowa offers hawk-i health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families even pay nothing at all.

Medicaid (Title 19)

Low cost and sometimes no cost federal insurance program for low-income individuals. Contact the Department of Human Services in your county to apply. In Johnson county the number to call is (319) 356-6050.

Free Clinics of Iowa

The largest network of free medical clinics in the state of Iowa; the Iowa City Free Clinic is a proud member!

Prelude Behavioral Services

Prelude provides comprehensive substance abuse and behavioral health services to people of all ages from all parts of the state of Iowa.

While services are not free, there is a sliding-scale for uninsured clients. Don’t let the cost of getting well stand in your way!

Please call (319) 351-4357 to find out how to get the help that you need.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health

The Free Mental Health Clinic

University of Iowa College of Dentistry

The clinics provide comprehensive and referral dental services. Patients requesting student care are first evaluated by faculty dentists in Admissions. Pre-doctoral students are carefully supervised by faculty. Your contribution to the educational program results in a reduced fee.

To schedule an appointment, call (319) 335-7499.

Affordable Dentures

AFFORDABLE DENTURES® practices provide dentures, mini dental implants, tooth extractions and partial dentures.

Call (800) 336-8873 to find an office near you.

Iowa Mission of Mercy

This is a once a year event with tons of free dental care – check out their link for more info!

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