FernCare History

Our Mission

The mission of FernCare Free Clinic is to enhance lives and champion thriving communities by providing no-cost health services and advocacy for medically uninsured people.

Our History

FernCare Free Clinic held its first board meeting in April, 2008 and opened our first medical clinic in August of 2010 at the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale. Through a U. S. Department of Health and Human Services grant made possible by Congressional Representative Sander Levin, we renovated and moved into a location at 459 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale in September, 2011. Through a generous grant from Judy Jones, we completed a build out of the Pharmacy in 2014 and installed a Little Free Library in front in August, 2015. We moved to 751 Suite 2 E. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale on December 1, 2016 and yes, the Little Free Library came with us!

We’re self-funded. To operate the clinic, we must raise money through individual donations, corporate and foundation grants, and fund-raising events.

We’ve treated over 2,500 patients since Saturday, August 7, 2010. Our progress has been amazing starting with two medical clinic sessions a month and slowly expanding to six.

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