Dear Licensed Medical Provider,
We humbly invite you to consider donating your skills and training at a free clinic near you. While the need is great in impoverished communities worldwide, Touched Twice clinics meet the urgent needs of men, women and children right here in the United States.
The need for licensed medical professionals is great and your participation will be a blessing to clinic guests. This is an incredible opportunity to serve the underinsured and the uninsured, people for whom healthcare is often unaffordable, people who live and work and love, our neighbors in need.
We are looking for doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, chiropractors, registered nurses, massage therapists, and other professionals. Specialists may also be a valuable part of the clinic, depending on the needs identified within the community, so please let us know how you wish to serve.
Physicians most often assist guests with the following basic needs:
- General health checks
- Various infections
- Abrasions and minor injuries
- Other non-emergency ailments
- Referrals to low-cost clinics
In addition to the medical care you provide, our neighbors will receive prayer and a meal. Volunteers from the surrounding area are invited to step up beside our medical teams to offer prayer, a meal, oil changes, haircuts, counseling, life skills workshops (i.e. budgeting or tax help), clothing, groceries, and more.
Often medical professional are insured through the hospital or clinic system where they are employed. Since 1996 Touched Twice clinic coordinators have witnessed an astounding willingness for hospitals and clinics to give permission and offer coverage when professionals serve in this capacity.
If you are able and willing to serve, please contact me for details.
Thank you for your consideration. God bless!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the free medical clinic?
The clinic is a one-day event, typically on a Saturday. Medical and non-medical volunteers are gathered from the local churches and surrounding community to provide compassionate care for clinic guests. Services range from medical, dental and optical care to haircuts, family portraits and a meal.
What services will I provide at the clinic?
Licensed medical staff will take vitals, complete general health checks, and see guests with various infections, abrasions and minor injuries, and other non-emergency ailments, and (possibly) write prescriptions. Dentists may provide screenings and (possibly) perform extractions. Dental hygienists, registered nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other professionals will serve using skills within their licensed specialties.
Where is the clinic?
Parkview Elementary School (501 Jefferson Ave, Chippewa Falls).
How do we handle liability issues?
Many times professionals are insured through the hospital or clinic system where they are employed. We have experienced willingness for hospitals and clinics to give permission and offer coverage when professionals are serving off-site in this capacity.
How will the exam rooms be set up?
As much as possible the exam room(s) will be set up based on your preferences. Please communicate specific needs to the clinic coordinator and plan to arrive one hour before the clinic opens to confirm that volunteers have set up the space in response to your communicated needs. Volunteers will also handle tear-down, so you need not stay late and clean up, though you are welcome to help.
What do I need to bring?
Bring items most often used in general practice (i.e., stethoscope, pen light, prescription pad). Please contact the clinic coordinator regarding disposable items you may need. (Perry Polnaszek 715.379.0826, [email protected])
What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes and everyday casual dress or scrubs are recommended. Lab coats are not necessary.
Will there be food and drinks for volunteers?
Yes. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be available during the clinic. Professionals and other volunteers with dietary restrictions might consider bringing their own food.
Will there be childcare?
No. All volunteers will be utilized to serve our clinic guests. We will not be offering childcare.
There is something else I need to do that day. Do I have to stay from 10 to 2?
No. We greatly appreciate your help for the duration of the clinic, but welcome you for two or more hours, if that works best for you. Please let the clinic coordinator know your specific availability.