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MEDiC Clinics

Since opening the first MEDiC clinic in 1991, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has partnered with various community organizations to expand health care access among underserved populations. MEDiC currently operates four clinics and partners with three other clinics in Madison. Patients seen at MEDiC clinics are seen by students enrolled in UW–Madison’s various health professional programs, who are supervised by volunteer clinicians.

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Michele Tracy Preventive Health Clinic

The Michele Tracy Preventive Health Clinic began as a series of preventive health clinics designed to benefit the residents of Porchlight Inc. housing. Named for a member of UW’s 2002 medical school class who died during an outreach trip to Africa, the project began to provide educational and emotional support for residents so they might someday assume a stronger role in meeting their individual health care needs. In late 1999, the project was formally adopted as a MEDiC clinic.

The following topics are among those that have been addressed at clinic:

  • Flu and respiratory health
  • Men’s and women’s sexual health
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Dental health

The Michele Tracy Clinic differs from other MEDiC clinics in that acute care is not provided, and medications are not prescribed. The focus is on prevention and education.

MEDiC Mental Health Clinic

MEDiC’s free volunteer psychiatric clinic started in August 1996 at Porchlight’s Safe Haven shelter. In 2018, the clinic was renamed MEDiC Mental Health Clinic and moved to The Beacon, a day resource center for homeless individuals. The clinic is run by medical students and staffed by volunteer psychiatrists and residents.

Typical conditions encountered include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Salvation Army Clinic

This MEDiC clinic opened in 1991 under the direction of Murray Katcher, MD, PhD, at the Salvation Army. The Tuesday night MEDiC clinic treats acute problems and helps patients to become established within the Madison medical community.

Southside Clinic

1102 S. Park St., 2nd floor

Southside Clinic provides free urgent care for adults who are uninsured or underinsured, regardless of documentation status or language spoken.

Our main goal is to connect patients to care in the community, particularly with a primary care provider (a regular provider who can get to know you and help you over time). Especially if you have chronic (ongoing) conditions, or are over 65, we will try to connect you with primary care. Some services that we connect you to in the community may have processes where you pay different amounts based on your income.

If you already have a primary care provider, it is best to see that provider for your health care concerns.

Visiting Southside Clinic

Make an appointment:
608-265-4972, option 2

La Clínica de Southside

1102 S. Park St., 2º piso

La atención médica de Southside está disponible para adultos sin Seguro o con Seguro insuficiente. Nuestros servicios son gratis, independiente de su estado migratorio o del idioma que hable.

Nuestro objetivo principal es conectar a pacientes en la comunidad con atención médica, en particular con un médico de cabecera/proveedor de atención primaria. Especialmente si usted tiene enfermedades crónicas (continuas) o tiene más de 65 años, intentaremos ponerle en contacto con un médico de cabecera. La atención médica de otras clínicas a las que le podríamos referir puede tener costos diferentes basados en sus ingresos.

Si ya tiene un médico de cabecera, es mejor que Ud  vaya a el/ella para atención médica.

La Clínica de Southside

Haga una cita:
608-265-4972 y marque el numero 2


COVID-19 Information for Patients

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