Montgomery County Free Clinic
Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic: Volunteers in Medicine of Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Free Clinic located in Crawfordsville, IN, is the newest member of the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance. It is one of four Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinics in Indiana and 96 VIM clinics across the country.
Earlier this month, the clinic began screening patients and plans to begin dental triage in September. The clinic will provide primary care services, chronic disease management, immunizations, women’s health care, health education, and dental services. Local physicians, nurses, and dentists and dental assistants will volunteer their time and expertise to care for Montgomery County residents whose household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and who do not have insurance.
The Montgomery County Free Clinic is a fine example of community collaboration emphasized in the Volunteers in Medicine model. The clinic continues the tradition of the Christian Nursing Service with collaboration from Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Crawfordsville Hospital and other community members.
Built on local support, the clinic is funded with a matching grant from the North Central Health Service in Lafayette, the Montgomery County Community Fund (MCCF), and generous support from MontgomeryCounty residents.