Our Lady of Hope Clinic
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Free Healthcare for Uninsured

"My experience was and is really good. They discovered that l got Diabetes, something that the Dr. from the insurance did not tell me. I feel very grateful to God, that there are still Doctors with heart and not a wallet instead. They saved my health. They are good people, and love people."

Jenny D.

Thanks to our members and caring donors…

We offer free healthcare for people without insurance, who cannot afford our Personal Physician Plan. 

The Problem

each year about one in nine Wisconsinites goes without health insurance. Without access to basic health care, manageable conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol often go untreated until they turn into serious problems that result in preventable emergency room visits or hospitalizations. The support of our members and donors makes it possible for us to offer the majority of our medical visits at no cost to the uninsured.

Our Lady of Hope Clinic has donated thousands of free Clinic visits to provide care for the uninsured in our community who would not otherwise had access to a doctor. While Government programs like BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid provide care for the poorest, “working poor” families are often ineligible for medical assistance. Their jobs don’t provide health benefits and they can’t afford to purchase insurance on their own. The result is that many individuals and families today are still left without access to a physician.

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The Solution

Through the generosity of our members and donors, Our Lady of Hope Clinic is our area’s first free primary care clinic to help uninsured patients get healthy and stay healthy. At least 55% of our appointments serve uninsured patients and families. This innovative solution is driven by our mission to love God and love people by helping them get the healthcare they need.

Our Lady of Hope Clinic is honored to continue the longstanding Catholic healthcare tradition of providing corporal works of mercy to those in need.

How It Works

Visit the clinic on a walk-in basis. Please show up at the Clinic before we open at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to register for a clinic visit. Our Lady of Hope Clinic is on Madison Metro Bus route 73. The office is located on the back side of the building, facing the Beltline. We are closed on weekends.

Some days, the need for our services will be greater than our capacity to provide care. On those occasions, we will invite you to return another day.

We Become Your Doctor

An Our Lady of Hope Clinic doctor becomes the primary care provider for those who qualify for services. We will continue to provide routine health care on a walk-in basis.

Non-English Speakers

We do not have full-time interpreters on staff, therefore we ask you to bring an adult English-speaking family member with you for your visit if you need an interpreter.

What To Bring

We ask you to bring a letter stating that you are not eligible for BadgerCare or Medicaid. You recieve this letter after applying for medical assistance.

Cómo funciona

Visite la clínica sin cita previa. Preséntese en la Clínica antes de que abramos a las 9:00 a.m. o 1:00 p.m. para registrarse para una visita a la clínica. La Clínica Our Lady of Hope está en la ruta 73 del autobús del Metro de Madison. La oficina está ubicada en la parte trasera del edificio, frente a Beltline. Estamos cerrados los fines de semana.

Algunos días, la necesidad de nuestros servicios será mayor que nuestra capacidad para brindar atención. En esas ocasiones, te invitaremos a regresar otro día.

Nos convertimos en su médico

Un médico de la Clínica Our Lady of Hope se convierte en el proveedor de atención primaria para quienes califican para los servicios. Continuaremos brindando atención médica de rutina sin cita previa.

Personas que no hablan inglés

No tenemos intérpretes de tiempo completo en el personal, por lo tanto, le pedimos que traiga a un familiar adulto que hable inglés con usted para su visita si necesita un intérprete.

Qué traer

Le pedimos que traiga una carta que indique que no es elegible para BadgerCare o Medicaid. Recibe esta carta después de solicitar asistencia médica.

Contact Us

Still have questions? Call (608) 819-8544 or send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

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