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 )

Student Perspective: Sara and Sunitha

Over the past thirty days, the Clinic was blessed to have not one but two pharmacy externs.  Sara, from Cedarville University, and Sunitha, from Ohio Northern University, who spent the month of August caring for those in need here at Health Partners.  They also willingly took on any task requested of them all in the… ( read more )

Staff Member Spotlight: Debbie

One of the reasons working at Health Partners Free Clinic is so amazing is that we are a family.  The small staff is very close knit, loving, caring and respectful. Everyone knows what each other is going through; knows their families and backstories, is happy for each other’s achievements and empathetic to each other’s hard… ( read more )