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Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic Now Accepts Patients from All Michigan Counties

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2016

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.  The Volunteer Clinic is now accepting patients from any county in Michigan, who qualify accordingly:

  • People who do not have and do not qualify for health insurance.
  • Those who cannot afford medical care with income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

The Helen M. Nickless offers the following services: Free primary medical care, including lab and X-ray, to patients of all ages. The Clinic also provides medication prescribed through the Clinic. This free Walk-in Clinic is open every Wednesday evening, and sign-in is required between 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic was founded in 2004 as an access point for meeting the primary health care needs of the economically disadvantaged residents in the Bay area by providing free medical care. From March 2004 to October 2015, over 8,000 individuals have sought care at the Volunteer Clinic, resulting in 24,835 visits. Volunteers are drawn from a pool of over 300 individuals.

The Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic is a service of the community, McLaren Bay Medical Foundation and McLaren Bay Region. For more information about the Volunteer Clinic, call (989) 895-4830.  To make a donation, call (989) 895-4725 or visit

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About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at