What Our Patients Say
“To Dr. Russler and the Staff at the Lake Area Free Clinic – THANK YOU!! For your hard work, time and giving….and treating me kindly! God Bless you!”
“Dear Donna, Mary, Jan, Nurses Doctors and Volunteers: “…I don’t know what I would have done without your kindness and generosity….You are angels on earth and I just want you to know how much your efforts are appreciated. What wonderful people you are. Please know that if I can be of assistance in any way you have only to call and I’ll be there. It makes me feel proud to be able to help in even a small way to be a part of your wonderful endeavors.”
“Dear Donna and Clinic Colleagues: I was so moved with hope when I saw you in the emergency room caring so deeply and actively about my well-being. In the midst of this time of difficulty I am grateful to God for professionals like you and all the staff of your Clinic. For all you do with such love and dedication, may all the blessings be yours.”
"Not enough can be said about the great need and appreciation for the services provided the Lake Area Free Clinic. The medical staff that sacrifices their time and efforts to help the needy, the unemployed, the uninsured and those living on fixed incomes cannot be applauded too much."
Michael & Diane
LAFC- A Safety Net for the Community
Did you ever had a time when you just needed a little help but you weren’t sure where to turn? Clinic Connection spoke to Michael Muns about his experience at LAFC.
Michael said, “I had never asked for help from anyone. I couldn’t get the help I needed. Someone recommended the Lake Area Free Clinic. I got in immediately. The Clinic was like a beacon in the night.”
In January, 2021, Michael found himself temporarily without insurance again. During that time, he ran out of his inhalers. He ended up going into a local Emergency Department for help. The discharge nurse at the hospital helped connect Michael back to LAFC to take care of his costly prescriptions, so he could be compliant taking his medication. It was a Friday late in the day. Knowing he couldn’t wait until Monday, Mary Reich, LAFC Executive Director, gathered his medications together to meet him at the hospital. Michael said, “As I was ready to walk out, Mary was walking in. You definitely came through for me.”
Lake Area Free Clinic is a safety net for the community. Michael gained access to insurance in February. In the time when he needed help, LAFC was there for him.