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Services Offered

We provide the following services:

  • Audio/Visual Remote Telehealth Visits
  • Non-emergency healthcare
  • Checkups
  • Generic medications
  • 1:1 smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Lab Testing
  • Wellness/Life Coaching
Enrollment assistance with:
  • Prescription Assistance Program
  • Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange Enrollment Assistance
  • Healthy Michigan Enrollment Assistance
Patient Services

Services NOT Offered


We don't provide services for sexually transmitted diseases.


We don't provide services for obstetrics or gynecology. 

Emergency Care

We refer callers and patients to a clinic or hospital that can provide emergency care.

Mental health care beyond the scope of a primary care provider

Imaging such as x-ray,  ultra sound or MRI

The clinic manager can approve a referral to a facility that can provide this.

Specialty care such as podiatry or neurology

We don't provide specialty care such as podiatry or neurology, etc. We can refer you to specialists who have an agreement to treat FernCare patients

Transgender transition medications

We will provide primary care services to people in transition to make sure that medications interact positively.

Opiate or controlled substance prescriptions

Surgery including incisions and drainage

Dental Care


To use FernCare services, you must:

  • Be between 19 and 64 years of age
  • Come to the clinic to pick up the registration packet and meet with the health insurance enrollment counselor
  • Make an appointment for in-clinic or on-line remote telehealth visit
  • Provide a photo ID for age verification
  • Not have medical insurance or a primary care provider
  • Sign a patient contract and fill out health history and information forms
  • Meet with an insurance enrollment volunteer at the initial visit

All calls are returned within 24 hours Monday through Friday. Weekend calls are returned on Monday. See the Resource page for a list of other free clinics in the area.

All of the medical staff who volunteer at the clinic are licensed or certified as required by the State of Michigan

Patients are seen by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. We do the lab work here and results are available in 3 to 6 days.

The clinic dispenses generic medications. We can help you enroll in a prescription assistance program for medications we do not carry. We can also look up prescription costs at local pharmacies.

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2020 Medical Clinic Schedule

  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays - 9 a.m. to noon
  • 2nd and 4th Mondays - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

    New Patients ONLY

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Telehealth Visits are available throughout the week. Please call the office to schedule your appointment
  • Hours and Dates may change because of City of Ferndale events.
2020 Clinic Schedule
Month Days
March 2020 7, 9, 12, 21, 23, 26
April 2020 4, 9, 13, 18, 23, 27
May 2020 2, 11, 14, 16, 18, 28
June 2020 6, 8, 11, 20, 22, 25
July 2020 9, 13, 18, 23, 27
August 2020 1, 10, 13, 22, 24, 27
September 2020 5, 10, 14, 19, 24, 28
October 2020 3, 8, 12, 17, 22, 26
November 2020 7, 9, 12, 19, 21, 23
December 2020 5, 10, 14, 17, 19, 28