Survival Listings: Student & Free Clinics
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic 421 Graham Ave., Eau Claire • 839-8477 • The volunteer-based clinic is open on Tuesdays from 5 to 9pm for first-time and walk-in patients, but patients are encouraged to come before 3pm to reserve a spot in line and plan on waiting several hours for care, as services provided are first come, first served. Resources are limited and those who are turned away should pick up a reservation card for the next week. Once patients qualify for care (i.e. patients who can’t afford health care, are 185 percent below the poverty line, and don’t qualify for other government programs such as Badger Care), appointments can be made for every second and fourth Thursday from 6 to 9pm or every first and third Thursday from 10am to 1pm for diabetic care. Patients can see providers, get medications refilled, and get referrals. (STI testing is referred to Eau Claire County Health Department).
Free Clinic for the Greater Menomonie Area Red Cedar Medical Center, 2321 Stout Road, Menomonie • 308-3808 • This walk-in only clinic provides primary health care according to need and preventative health care education. Services are available Tuesdays from 5 to 7pm, first come, first served (appointments are not given). Fees for services are based on federal poverty level guidelines. The clinic does not provide prescriptions for narcotics and other controlled substances and patients seeking STI and pregnancy testing and birth control are referred to the Dunn County Health Department.
Student Health Services UW-Eau Claire Crest Wellness Center, Upper Campus • 836-5360 • The on-campus clinic provides health care to full- or part-time students by appointment only at a low cost. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 7:45am to 4:30pm, when classes are in session, and provides a wide array of services including birth control, mono and strep tests, influenza cultures, pap smears, HIV antibody and Hepatitis A & B testing, Flu and Gardasil vaccines, and colposcopies.
Student Health Services UW-Stout campus • 232-1314 • This clinic provides health care at no or low cost for students while classes are in session, Monday through Friday, from 7:45am to 4:30pm. Appointments are made Mondays through Thursdays, 8am to 4pm, and Fridays, from 10am to 4pm, though appointments are not made from noon to 1pm. Services include physicals, birth control, STI testing, prescription medication, procedures, immunizations and vaccines, lab testing, and medical supplies (such as crutches, slings, and splints).
Health Care for CVTC Students • CVTC has entered into agreements with UW Health Eau Claire Family Medicine and the River Falls Medical Clinic to provide health care services for CVTC students of at least six credits per semester or three credits for the summer session. Cost will be determined upon registration.