About Us

Purpose / Mission:

To provide access to quality, comprehensive and compassionate health care to the under served in our community.

Values:

Quality – Utilize evidence based outcomes and client centered treatment techniques to engage the clients to participate in improving their quality of life in a flexible multidisciplinary team approach.

Comprehensive – Enhance the quality of life by improving health disparities. Provide cost effective integrated treatment in a coordinated manner through multiple treatment episodes.

Compassionate – Recognize that the realities of poverty, class, racism, social isolation, past trauma, sex based discrimination, cultural diversity and other social inequalities affect both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with their health issues. Commit to serving with empathy and compassion while being non-judgmental and accepting. Create a positive environment for our clients, staff and volunteers to foster a trusting relationship.

Our Beginning:

In 1970 a young college student, while serving an internship in a social change group at the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, researched various human services and identified a gap in the availability of medical services for a large group of people. Her assigned focus was to change an existing health care delivery system to reach them. She found this to be impossible and convinced the professors and her fellow students to allow her to shift focus enough to create an alternative health care delivery system. The N.E.W. Community Clinic, under the name of the Green Bay Area Free Clinic, opened its doors for the first time on July 27, 1971. It was established to provide basic health care services and referrals for other care to area persons who lacked health insurance. The clinic was housed in a second floor apartment and staffed entirely by volunteers. In 1972, the clinic moved to a two story house. By 1974 the clinic hired a full time administrator. In 1975 the Brown County Medical Society had endorsed the clinic and all three hospitals were accepting lab work done at the clinic at no charge. A major fund drive resulted in the construction of the present 6,782 square feet modern primary care facility, which was completed and occupied in 1987. In July of 2006 we opened a medical clinic at NWTC. In 2012 we expanded our dental clinic at NWTC.

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