Celebrating 20 Years
On July 3rd 2001, LAFC opened its doors.
On July 3rd 2021, LAFC hit 20 years!
That day, Betty Schumacher, our founding nurse, represented LAFC in the Oconomowoc Independence parade along with LAFC volunteers; Maureen Stapleton, Michael Rode, Amberly Solorzano, and staff members, Mary Reich (LAFC Executive Director) and Megan Welsh (LAFC Development Director).
In 2001 the Lake Area Free Clinic (LAFC) opened its doors for the first time and has been providing medical services to the residents of Waukesha County who lack health insurance and the ability to pay for health care ever since. Over the past 20 years thousands of Waukesha County residents have received medical care, medication and practical information needed to improve and maintain their health. The Clinic also serves as a valuable resource arranging for follow-up medical services and offering assistance with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace or BadgerCare. LAFC is an independent 501(c)(3) organization funded solely by donations and grants.
Meeting a Major Need
The Lake Area Free Clinic’s core purpose is to meet the widest range of health care needs of the economically challenged that it is able to support. After identifying a glaring lack of access to preventive and basic dental services for low-income Waukesha County adults who were on BadgerCare or uninsured, LAFC opened its dental clinic in late 2017. Since that time, the Clinic has delivered compassionate, high quality dental care and support in a highly efficient environment with a dedicated staff of dental professionals.