RNs, Doctors and other Provides needed at the Love In the Name of Christ Free Health Clinic
Every Thursday evening, Love, INC operates an Urgent Care Free Health Clinic for adults in northwest Ottawa county who are without health insurance. The clinic is staffed completely by volunteers: Doctors, Nurse Practictioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Physical Therapists. The clinic opens for clients at 5pm and lasts until 8 pm. Appointments are made in advance or patients can walk-in starting at 5pm.
The nurses (3 each week) arrive between 4:30 and 5pm. The role of the nurse is to call the clients back, do weight and vital signs, take a brief medical history and then ask about the reason they are there that night. They are in the room when the provider goes in to see the patient and may write out the discharge instructions, lab slips and occasionally the prescriptions. They may do urinalyses, check blood sugars, strep tests or pregnancy tests.
The Provider spends time with the patient, does a health assessment and makes a diagnosis. They make referrals to area specialists, order labs and x-rays provided at low or no cost by NOCH, and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other non-controlled substances.
To volunteer, you must first complete a short application. Then you will shadow an experienced Clinician for 2 nights.
E-mails are sent out letting the nurses and doctors know what days the clinic has openings, or you can ask Erin the night you work. Most Clinicians volunteer an average of 6 times a year depending on their schedule.
Oh and FREE dinner is provided!!!
If you are interested in finding out more about this wonderful ministry through Love INC, please feel free to contact Erin at