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Walk In Clinics

Medical – volunteer medical providers (Medical Doctors, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants) provide short-term care.  Any prescription written must be on the Clinic with a Heart formulary.  We do not prescribe narcotics, controlled substances or anti-psychotics.  If a patient does not have a permanent health care provider (medical home), they will be given information about finding a provider at discharge.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: Patients may access medical services up to three times in a twelve-month period.


Dental – Volunteer Dentists provide free dental exams which may include x-rays and antibiotics.  No procedures are performed on this day.  Upon discharge, patients will be given a referral to the most appropriate and cost-effective resource to have the needed procedures completed.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of dental exams a patient can have.


Dermatology – Volunteer Dermatologists evaluate problems of the hair, skin or nails.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of dermatology appointments a patient can have. The clinic schedule varies for this service.


Chiropractic – Volunteer Chiropractors provide minor adjustments (therapeutic manipulation) for patients.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of chiropractic adjustments a patient can have.


Physical Therapy – Volunteer Physical Therapists work with patients to help patients to maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of physical therapy visits a patient can have.


Mental Health – Volunteer Licensed Mental Health Providers provide short-term counseling [GS1] services to patients.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of times [GS2] a patient can come for mental health.


Vision – Volunteer eye doctors (Ophthalmologists, Optometrists) provide complete eye exams.  Patients who need glasses choose frames the night of the exam and glasses are ready to be picked up at Clinic with a Heart after approximately two weeks.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: Patients cannot have vision insurance.  A patient may access vision services one time every two years.


Hearing – Volunteer audiology students from the UNL Barkley Center provide hearing screenings.  Patients who need follow up will access services through the Barkley Center.

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of hearing exams a patient can have.


Spiritual Care – A volunteer pastor/minister provides prayer for patients who request it.  The prayer request can be in person or via a prayer request card (available in the waiting room).

Qualifications:  Anyone may be seen.

Limitations:  There are no limits on the number of times a patient can access spiritual care.


Clinics by Appointment -- Patients must be referred to these clinic through a walk-in service. 

Specialty Clinic (Allergy & Asthma, Orthopedic and Diabetic) – Volunteer specialists provide Clinic with a Heart patients with specialized health care.

Qualifications:

  • Patients must complete the Community Medical Referral process (apply for General Assistance and apply for Medicaid).
  • Patients must live in Lancaster County. 
  • Patients must be uninsured.

Limitations –  There are no limits on the number of specialty care appointments [GS3] a patient can have.


Hypertension – Our only chronic care clinic, volunteer Medical providers care for patients whose primary health concerns is high blood pressure.

Qualifications:

  • Patients must complete the Community Medical Referral process (apply for General Assistance and apply for Medicaid).
  • Patients must live in Lancaster County. 
  • Patients must be uninsured.
  • Patients must not have an established medical home.
  • Hgb A1C must be 6.5 or less or if diagnosed with DM2 and controlled on oral agents 8 or less.
  • Patients must not be pregnant.
  • SBP 140 or more or DBP 90 or more.

Limitations: There are no limits on the number of hypertension appointments a patient can have.


Dental Extractions – Volunteer dental students from UNMC College of Dentistry with oversight by volunteer Dentists (who are adjunct faculty at UNMC) provide simple extractions (for teeth above the gum line) and simple restorations. 

Qualifications:

  • If patients have a plan to get dentures through UNMC College of Dentistry, they should first have an appointment with the college with a referral to Clinic with a Heart for extractions.