Letter from the President

Dear Friends,

2010’s continued economic decline, job losses and escalating health costs have resulted in estimates of well over 50 million uninsured individuals and families nationally. As such, the number of free clinics and those visiting them have amplified.  Here in Iowa, Free Clinics of Iowa has doubled its membership and experienced more than 100 percent increase in patient visits in recent years.

In our 15th year of service, Free Clinics of Iowa remains a stable force to provide no questions asked, and totally free access to quality health care services.

Facing challenges in obtaining basic health care, people come to free clinics out of necessity and leave with a sense of appreciation for the 900+ compassionate providers, nurses and administrative volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to serve those who might otherwise go without.

Of course, free clinics are not free to operate and with the help of public, private and individual support, we provide care to an ever-growing number of people in communities throughout Iowa.

Your gifts are a vital part of our mission, the clinics you assist and patients you support are grateful for your help.  Please consider aiding our efforts through the donation of your time, talents and/or resources.

Sincerely,

Steve R. Eckstat

Dr. Steve Eckstat
FCI Board President & Medical Director