Free People's Clinic
The Free People's Clinic provides medical services to the members of the Ann Arbor community (primarily youth and low-income persons) who have consistently been unable to receive proper medical attention. The clinic, now Iocated at 302 E. Liberty offers an alternative to the high cost of medical care and the often-times impersonal way medicine is practiced in other existing medical facilities in a small out-patient facility offering diagnosis and treatment of infectious, contagious, and venereal diseases. Other services provided are: contraceptive information, pregnancy and pregnancy and problem-pregnancy counseling, sex education, VD counseling, nutrition information, a baby clinic, an obgyn. clinic. The Clinic has a small pharmacy to flll prescriptions given by doctors on the clinic staff, and a laboratory to run many diagnostic lab tests. While there is no charge for any of the clinic services, donations are gladly accepted, especially from those patients who receive medications from the clinic 's pharmacy to help defray the cost of those medications. The daily (nightly) staff of the clinic includes 1 or 2 doctors, 1 registered nurse, 2 lab technicians, 1 pharmacist, 2 receptionist-advocates, 1 sex education counselor, 1 VD counselor, and 3 and third and fourth-year medical students. Plans for the future include expanding the present facilities of the Free People's Clinic to offer dental care and psychiatric help. The clinic is open Monday thru Thursday evenings, taking patients between 7 pm and 8:45 pm; and Saturday afternoons from 1 pm -2:45pm. Questions regarding the clinic can be answered by calling 761-8952 anytime.