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Free Health Clinic

www.stoughtonunitedministries.com


525 Lincoln Ave
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 608-873-3273
Contact Name: Sharon Mason-Boersma
President
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Shalom Free Health Clinic - 2015 Amount Funded: $4,000.00
In 2011 they provided approximately 80 Stoughton residents with free medical services in 510 visits. This included prescription medications, medical examinations, mental health care, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, social work assistance, spiritual consultation, and education.
The Shalom Free Health Clinic (project) operates one day per week from 5:00pm through 9:00pm. It has a volunteer staff of 18 medical, nursing, mental health, clergy, social service workers, and office assistants. It has a limited part time clinic coordinator. Patients are seen by appointment and are provided health care in accordance to a holistic approach which includes the following: medical examination and prescribed treatment as it is needed; mental health assessment provided by both a psychiatrist and counselor with corresponding intervention as needed; spiritual consultation for the purpose of addressing spirituality and the state of being; social work assistance for addressing life circumstances which may affect mental health; nutritional counseling as it is needed; patient education on matters of health and wholeness; referral of patient to a specialty free clinic in Middleton.

Shalom Free Health Clinic - 2014 Amount Funded: $3,000.00
In 2011 they provided approximately 80 Stoughton residents with free medical services in 510 visits. This included prescription medications, medical examinations, mental health care, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, social work assistance, spiritual consultation, and education.

Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic - 2016 Amount Funded: $4,500.00
The purpose of Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic is to make health services accessible and available to low income residents in the Stoughton and outreach areas who have no health insurance or inadequate of health insurance. Having regular providers enhances monitoring of health and allows a distinct advantage with ongoing education, and subsequent health enhancement of lifestyle. In addition, Stoughton Hospital benefits through reduced utilization of the ER which results in cost savings. Referral agencies benefit by having a professional and credible resource to serve clients. Stoughton community benefits as those of low income gain health, become educated, and make lifestyle changes.
Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic operates one day per week from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It has a staff of 15 medical, nursing, mental health, clergy, and social service workers. It also has a limited part time clinical coordinator. Patients are seen by appointment and provided the following health care: medical examination and prescribed treatment as needed, mental health assessments provided both by a psychiatrist and counselor, spiritual consultation for the purpose of addressing spirituality and the state of being, social work assistance, nutritional counseling as needed, patient education on matters of health and wholeness, and as necessary, referral of patients to a specialty free clinic in Madison.

Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic (2017-2018) - 2017 Amount Funded: $3,000.00
The purpose of Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic is to make health services accessible and available to low income residents in Stoughton and outreach areas who have no or inadequate insurance. Having regular providers enhances monitoring of health provides a distinct advantage with ongoing education, and subsequent health assessment of lifestyle. In addition, Stoughton Hospital benefits through reduced utilization of the ER which results in cost savings. Referral agencies benefit by having a professional and credible resource to serve patients. Stoughton community benefits as those of low income gain health, become educated, and make lifestyle changes.
Stoughtons Shalom Free Health Clinic operates one day per week from 5p to 9p. It has a staff of 15 medical, nursing, mental health workers, clergy, and social service workers. It has a limited part time clinic coordinator. Patients are seen by appointment and seen for the following health care: medical examination and prescribed treatment as needed, mental health assessment provided by both a psychiatrist and counselor, spiritual consultation for the purpose of address ing spirituality, and the state of being, social work assistance, nutritional counseling as needed, patient education related to health and wholeness, and as necessary, referral of patients to a specialty free clinic in Madison.

Shalom Free Health Clinic - 2012 Amount Funded: $5,000.00
In 2011 they provided approximately 80 Stoughton residents with free medical services in 510 visits. This included prescription medications, medical examinations, mental health care, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, social work assistance, spiritual consultation, and education.

Affordable Transportation Program - 2016 Amount Funded: $2,500.00
It is the desire of Stoughton United Ministries to provide services that will fill existing social service gaps in the local setting and enhance the level of assistance provided to the poverty level in-need in the Stoughton School District. In that light, the Affordable Transportation Program offers needed transportation services from Stoughton to Madison and back for the low income in need as other such services do not currently exist. Transportation services offered help to assure medical appointments, court appointments, business appointments, skills training, interview opportunities, and other self-betterment opportunities.
The Affordable Transportation Program involves a paid coordinator (.1 FTE) and six volunteer drivers who utilize their personal vehicles to transport program participants. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed for their mileage. The goal of the program has been to provide accident free round trips to eligible persons for the purpose of medical appointments, court appointments, job interviews, skills training, and other personal betterment reasons as well as to provide transportation to local food pantries.

Shalom Free Health Clinic - 2013 Amount Funded: $3,000.00
In 2011 they provided approximately 80 Stoughton residents with free medical services in 510 visits. This included prescription medications, medical examinations, mental health care, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, social work assistance, spiritual consultation, and education.

Free Health Clinic 2018-2019 - 2018 Amount Funded: $5,000.00
The purpose of the Free Health Clinic is to make health services more accessible and available to those in need who cannot afford health insurance, are under insured, or cannot afford the premiums of their present insurance plan - but need medical care! By increasing our time and expanding the areas to those we serve, the daily operational expenses have also increased. The Free Health Clinic professionals and non professionals strive to continue high quality health care with ongoing education and especially to honor the individuals personal beliefs whatever they are - no one is turned away. We feel fortunate to collaborate with Stoughton Hospital, the Skaalen Retirement Home, businesses, nonprofit organizations, foundations, private donors and residents that support the Free Health Clinic to continue to be located in the Stoughton community. We believe that through reduced utilization of an "Emergency Room or Urgent Care" can result in cost savings for everyone.
The Free Health Clinic employs a staff person as Clinic Coordinator who is a licensed, Masters level social worker for 10 hours per week. A bookkeeper is also employed for approximately 2 hours per week, and more recently, a Vista Worker has been assigned to the Free Health Clinic for 30 hours per week. The Vista assignment is to be trained, to work, and to learn how medical clinics serve those in need with medical issues and treatment. The duration of assignment for the Vista Worker at the Free Health Clinic is one year. The FHC is also staffed with voluntary professionals: doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacist, a mental health psychotherapist, and clergy. Non professionals assist to organize, clean, and provide secondary services to maintain a high level of quality for those that are served. Since January, 2018 to the present time, the patient population served at the Free Health Clinic has quadrupled. This has been due to marketing efforts, expanding the area for services offered, adding a "walk-in" service in addition to the regularly scheduled appointments, and providing an in-house mental health therapist to the voluntary staff. Medical care offered includes medical exams, mental health assessments with ongoing counseling, social work assistance, chronic condition care, and prescribed medication on an as needed basis.