FernCare is a grassroots project begun by a group of people who felt that the residents of Ferndale and surrounding communities would be helped immeasurably by having a free medical clinic close by.  We opened the clinic in August, 2010.

It is an old cliché but true….the clinic and services are free to the patients but it requires money to provide the services. Clinic services are not supported by any government grants*….all of the money we use, we raise through fund raising events, small local foundation grants and donations via the Annual Appeal and through our Paypal button on our website home page or donations mailed into the clinic: FernCare,  459 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220.

As of December, 2016, it costs $2,500 per clinic session (25 – 35 patients) or about $74/per patient, per appointment.

Our Most Recent

2016 8th Annual Dinner Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors: Gage Products and In Loving Memory of Charles R. Jones

Three Months of Medical Liability Coverage: Kate Baker and Geoff Blumenthal

One Month of Generic Prescription Costs: Sean Drate, Credit Union ONE, Galloway and Collens, PLLC, Golden Spice Catering, James Zaguroli

One Month of Laboratory Tests: Blumz…by JRDesigns, Floral and Event Professionals, Ann Heler, Hodges Subaru, Level One Bank, Congressman Sandy Levin, Ferndale Councilman Dan Martin, Ferndale Councilwoman Melanie Piana and Jim Piana, Dr. Chris and Mrs. Kate Popp, WaterWork Plumbing, Wetmore’s Tire & Auto Repair, Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack

Two Months of General Medical Supplies: Anita’s Kitchen Lebanese Café, Anytime Fitness Ferndale, Darlene Johnson-Bignotti, Chess Roofing & Siding, the Gaden Family, Holiday Market, April and Ryan Lynch, Royal Services, Marcia Ruff and Tom Wilkinson, State Representative Robert Wittenberg

A special thank you to Dr. Hollander and the Michigan Institute of Urology

2015 7th Annual Fundraising Dinner Sponsors:

 Individuals or companies sponsored our 2015 7th Annual Dinner:

Presenting Sponsor: Gage Products

One Month of Generic Prescription Costs: Credit Union ONE, Tusar Desai, Sean Drate, Galloway & Collens PLLC, Golden Spice Catering, Judy Jones, Mel Jones and Shawna Ivancic, Melaine and Jim Piana, Rosie O”Grady’s, Kim and James Zaguroli

One Month of Laboratory Tests: Garden Fresh Salsa, Ann Heler, Hodges Subaru, Congressman Sandy Levin, Dan Martin, Waterwork Plumbing, Wetmore’s, Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack

Two Months of General Medical Supplies: Kate Baker and Geoff Blumenthal, Carolyn Benninger, Holiday Market, April and Ryan Lynch, Ruth Jones, Royal Services

The following corporations or foundations have supported the clinic through approving our grant proposals

Blue Cross Blue Shield Safety Net               Leo J. Croll Family Foundation
The Jewish Fund                                          David Lennon Foundation
Metro Health Foundation                            Alana Foundation
Hitachi Foundation
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

and we are not forgetting CREDIT UNION ONE, our landlord until late 2016 who has been, and continues to be, a very generous and gracious supporter.


See also: Donations of medical equipment or medication