Student Perspective: Natalie

Often, when we think of redefining patient-centered care we imagine a new shinny product or procedure that advances the field of healthcare in a different direction.  Sometimes, though, the best improvements come from getting back to basics.  Natalie, our February pharmacy extern from Ohio Northern University, gave us here a good remind of that fact… ( read more )

Student Perspective: Anh Dao

Professionalism is something we here at the Clinic have come to expect from our staff, volunteers and students.  The pharmacy externs that we interact with every month are held to this same standard, and always rise to the occasion.  This past month, however, our pharmacy extern from Ohio Northern University, Anh Dao, got the opposite… ( read more )

2017 Annual Report

In our 19th year of service to the community, Health Partners Free Clinic has evolved in many ways.  This year, our evolution focused on higher levels of care! In 2017, the Clinic experienced an interesting phenomenon.  Though the number of patients that we saw remained nearly equal to the year prior, the value of those… ( read more )

Student Perspective: Tori

What a world of difference a short distance can make.  From a trip over an ocean to serve in a third world country or a trip into another town to help those in need, hearts and minds can be changed.  Sometimes the trip is into our own souls to seek the true pain that others… ( read more )

Carols from the Clinic

“God will not have his work made manifest by cowards” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson At the beginning of the month, we reached out to the community to ask for your support through the donation of gift cards that the Clinic could us to help patients with needs beyond our scope during the holiday season.  In return… ( read more )

Student Perspective: Julia

Perhaps the most rewarding thing about working with students is when you watch them come to a conclusion that was created by a thought process that was stirred by a lesson taught.  Students are often good at regurgitating the same message that has been force-fed into them, but rarely are these creative thoughts.  This past… ( read more )

Thankful to Serve those that Serve

It was a warm August day when Eddie Tucker stopped into Health Partners Free Clinic for the first time.  Eddie, a veteran and resident of Troy, had what he thought was just a bad charlie-horse in his leg, but his concerns grew when that led to a numbness and tingling that wouldn’t go away.  He… ( read more )

Student Perspective: Emily

The Clinic is rarely blessed to have a pharmacy extern that is also a resident of Miami County.  These students come to us from Ohio Northern University and Cedarville University as part of their one month rotations, and, so, are typically from out of the area. October, however, held for us that blessed treat as… ( read more )

Student Perspective: Jana and Josh

e·piph·a·ny:  an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking. When we house students here at the Clinic we pray that in the service to those in need they will have an epiphany.  This intuitive grasp could be in their professional development or personal character development. This past month, we… ( read more )

The 2017 HPFC Patient Survey Results

Every year the Board of Directors and Staff at Health Partners Free Clinic like to take a moment to stop and ask ourselves, “Are we really delivering the care and kindness that we think we are?” In this vein, two years ago we decided to begin surveying ten percent of our population every year to… ( read more )