The mission of the Lander Free Medical Clinic is to provide free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents of Fremont County, Wyoming through the support of generous volunteers and donors.
The Lander Free Medical Clinic will establish an innovative model of care to educate patients on health and disease management to help build a more just and equitable community-based healthcare system.
Who We Are
We are founded by experienced healthcare professionals who recognize the need for effective and innovative solutions to improve the health of our community. The Lander Free Medical Clinic will serve adults in the Lander community who are uninsured and have nowhere else to go for care. The Lander Free Medical Clinic will be the first free medical clinic in Fremont County history. Meet our board of directors.
How Does a Free Clinic Positively Impact Lander?
In Lander, a significant portion of our community does not get needed healthcare. Instead, they wait for a crisis and go to the emergency room—the most expensive form of health care delivery. This adds up to higher health care costs in our community. Providing access to lifesaving, life-affirming healthcare reduces these costs and significantly improves the quality of life critical to a thriving community.
Free Medical Clinics are vital to the healthcare of millions.
There are over 1,400 free medical clinics across the United States providing care to over 2 million people who would otherwise go without lifesaving and life-affirming care. Free medical clinics have different models, but most provide free healthcare to adults making under 200% of the federal poverty level. According to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, over 60% of people who utilize free clinic services are employed full-time or part-time. There are currently only four free clinics in Wyoming in Cheyenne, Cody, Jackson, and Laramie.
For more information about free clinics visit the NAFC website: https://nafcclinics.org/