- Travel and Places»
- Visiting North America»
- United States»
Cleveland's Free Clinic
Known locally simply as The Free Clinic, The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland began over 40 years ago as a volunteer hotline serving the pressing health and welfare needs of East Side Cleveland’s youth. The Free Clinic has since evolved from rented space in a dilapidated home to a new 34,000 square foot medical facility on Euclid Avenue in the city’s University Circle area.
The Free Clinic is the largest facility of its type in the state of Ohio, and is one of the nation’s oldest free clinics.
Its contemporary facility houses more than 50 employees and an outreach volunteer staff of over 350, as well as group therapy rooms, dental facilities, a pharmacy, a community education center, a dozen and a half examination rooms and an up-to-the-minute medical laboratory. Reaching from that facility out into the surrounding community via its substantial volunteer and education services, The Free Clinic provides roughly $5 worth of services for each $1 it receives in donations, seeing roughly 1,000 patients each month.
The Free Clinic’s core beliefs are that health care is a right of all, that services must respond to unmet needs of the community, and that innovative quality care must be provided at the minimum feasible cost. The Clinic’s clients are treated in a non-traditional and non-judgmental setting, and are urged to take responsibility for their own continued health and welfare. The Free Clinic is a strong advocate of public policies that improve health care availability for all citizens.
Typical services provided by The Free Clinic are assistance in managing chronic conditions, gynecological care, and the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Located at 12201 Euclid Avenue, The Free Clinic is in close proximity to both University Hospitals of Cleveland, and The Cleveland Clinic. Almost 90% of every operational dollar of the Clinic goes toward actual program services, and the Clinic is among the most highly rated in the nation for quality of service.
- Cleveland's West Side Market
Cleveland's West Side Market The golden brick clock tower depicted above nears its first full century of beckoning Clevelanders to the best selections of meats, cheeses, produce and prepared foods. Completed in 1912, the grand West Side Market,...
- Cleveland's Historic Arcade
Cleveland's historic Arcade A classic of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture flanks Euclid Avenue, downtown Cleveland’s premier commercial street. The city’s historic Arcade, designed by architect George H. Smith and erected in 1890, extends a...
- Colonial Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio
Colonial Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio Second in reputation behind Cleveland’s historic Arcade of 1889, the Colonial Arcade was constructed less than decade later, in 1898. Originally conceived to connect the bustling mercantile street of Euclid Avenue...
- Asia Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio
This is but one significant anchor of the growing and increasingly influential Asian community in Cleveland.
- East 4th Street, Cleveland, Ohio
East 4th Street, Cleveland, Ohio Though the section of East 4th Street between Euclid Avenue and Prospect Avenue is barely 400 feet in length, that short portion of roadway has in recent years packed a very big punch on the city of Cleveland’s...
- Cleveland's Free Stamp
Cleveland's 'FREE' stamp Occupying a prominent position in Willard Park, a grassy sward that greets traffic and pedestrians arriving in Cleveland’s downtown from the lakefront via Interstate 90/State Route 2 and East Ninth Street, sits the...
- The James A. Garfield Monument, Cleveland, Ohio
The James A. Garfield Monument, Cleveland, Ohio The burial site of James A. Garfield, America’s 20th President, is marked by this large stone mausoleum and monument in Lakeview Cemetery on Cleveland’s near East Side. Born in 1831 in a log...
- Cleveland City Hall
This is but one of a half-dozen major public structures of Beaux-Arts styling that was built in conformance with Cleveland's first grand master plan of the early 20th Century.
- Sustainability 62: Rain Gardens
Return water to the earth.
- Nervous Lackey
It seems that corporate lackey S. Miles Budden is quite nervous.