Health Care Advocacy
Working in Conjunction with the Affordable Care Act.
Staff at the Free Medical Clinic are screening every clinic patient to determine eligibility for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. When appropriate, patients are assisted in completion of the on-line process and then assisted in obtaining a primary care provider. In addition, the staff coordinate referrals for patients seen at the clinic who need vision services, specialty care, on-going medical or dental care to providers who have indicated their willingness to participate. This enables physicians, dentists, health systems and hospitals to work within an organized structure to donate services.