Walk-Ins Only, No Appointment Needed
Free Medical Care for Un-insured / Under-insured Adults
318 North Church Street, Rockford, IL
Spanish Interpreter onsite
The Bridge Clinic's Mission
Aims to ensure that our neighbors and friends have access to basic medical care. Established since January 2008, we have served as a safety net for the uninsured and financially challenged in the area.
Who qualifies for Care?
The Clinic provides basic primary health care to adults over 18 years of age who have medical needs with no insurance and/or limited resources. We cannot care for those who have complicated health care issues, are pregnant or have psychiatric / mental health issues. We do not prescribe any controlled medications (narcotic pain medications, sedatives, etc...). The Bridge Clinic does not duplicate the services of other agencies. Please contact us directly to verify the types of medical treatment we can offer you if you have any questions.
What Costs Are Involved?
There is absolutely no fee to be seen. The visit is free!!! We do not require proof of income, identity, immigration status and choose to take patients at their word. We may require blood tests which are necessary for continued care which are also free. These are performed off site, results will be available at your next follow up visit. Medications are prescribed when possible using the $4 lists and Good Rx coupons. Occasionally we may have very limited samples. We also have access to pharmaceutical companies' prescription assistance programs and are happy to work together with you to apply for free or low cost medications. This service is available to any patient without prescription coverage, regardless of your medical insurance.
What Do We Expect of Our Patients?
Take your medications exactly as prescribed and follow the clinics medical staffs advice! To put in as much, if not more effort than our volunteers! Exercise, eat a well-balanced diet and work effectively towards stopping smoking. But most of all kindness.
Laboratory testing available
Open only on Saturdays
No insurance needed Clinic visit is free
No appointment needed
Primary care with our nurse practitioners or doctors
We are able to meet your primary care needs managing such things as; high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, physicals for work, etc...
Things that you you would go to see your regular practitioner for.
DIABETES MEDICATIONS, MONITOR, STRIPS AND HGBA1C.....
Diabetes Monitor and Test Strips; we recommend the Walmart Reli-On system $16.24 for the monitor and $9 for 50 strips. It’s what we use!!!
All diabetes medications are now very affordable, with Metformin and Glipizide only costing $4 per month. If you are on insulin, you maybe eligible for free insulin through the drug company. Come in and see us for details.
BLOOD TESTS AND ROUTINE SCREENING TESTS
Drop by The Bridge Clinic for information on either free or very low cost testing
Free Mammograms (Breast cancer)... Come in to make arrangements.
Blood tests; PSA (Prostate cancer), Cholesterol (Lipid Panel), Complete Blood Counts (CBC,) Liver and Kidney tests (CMP), Diabetes (HgbA1C and Serum Glucose), Bone Health (Calcium and Vitamin D), Thyroid Tests (TSH and FT4) and others.
We utilize resources such as GoodRx.com to obtain coupons for all our prescriptions. Working with you to ensure the lowest price available.
We will also look into applying directly to the manufactures for assistance and possibly obtain your meds for free utilizing the NeedyMeds.org program online.
Qualifying income levels were recently raised to 4 times the federal poverty level for some drugs, making these program more accessible to many. This can, if eligible, include insulin.
ADULTS ONLY ABOVE THE AGE OF 18
WALK IN ONLY, NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.