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Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic Now Accepts Patients from All Michigan Counties
The Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic is a free medical clinic, located at 1460 W. Center Rd. (M-25) at Pine, Suite #1, Medical Mall #1, Essexville, MI.


McLaren Bay Region Free Clinic Eligibility


A team of Licensed professional Caregivers and other volunteers are donating their time tonight to provide your care.

Information You Need

The space used for our clinic is available to us ONLY on Wed. evenings starting at 4:00 P.M. All other times the area is home to the Family Health and Wellness Center (FHWC). The FHWC staff is unable to assist you, as they are not connected to the Volunteer Clinic. If you need assistance between visits please call the clinic line at (989) 895-4830. Leave a message and an employee will contact you within 3-4 days.

If you have an emergency medical problem please seek care at the Emergency Department at McLaren. Eligibility for Clinic

  • Your income must be under 250% of the National Poverty level. An intake volunteer will explain this process to you.
  • You must have no health care insurance or only catastrophic insurance.
  • If you qualify for the Michigan Medicaid Plan you will be requested to apply for it. One of our volunteers will assist you with this.
  • You will be asked to go through the intake and income process once a year. This is necessary to assure that your information is updated. However, we ask that you inform us whenever you have personal changes such as address, phone number, employment, etc.

Primary Care

Once you have been established as our patient, we will provide all your primary care. We ask that you do not continue to seek care from your previous primary providers as this creates the possibility of duplicate care. If this is a problem for you, please discuss it with us.

We appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Your health is important to us and we will work with you to help you connect with the health resources you need. Thank you for coming to the Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic.