MADISON, Wis., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Green Bay Packers nose tackle, Gilbert Brown will kick-off the Free Health Care Clinic being held in Madison this Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center. Wisconsin area residents are urged to call 1-800-340-1301 and register as soon as possible to schedule an appointment at the one-day free health clinic. Patient appointments will be available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) will sponsor the Clinic in Madison. This free clinic event is not just for the sick but also for anyone who has little to no access to medical care and has not seen a doctor recently. The clinic will offer basic preventive primary medical care (including medical exams, diabetes tests, cholesterol tests, EKGs, pregnancy tests and more), 3 free months of medication, health education, on-site insurance navigators and connection to follow up care and the area's safety net community resources.
Gilbert Brown is a former nose tackle who played for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (1993–99, 2001–03). Brown played 125 Packers games (103 starts) recording 292 tackles (186 solo) and seven sacks. He was a major contributor on strong defenses during the mid-1990s. His best season was 1996, when Green Bay won Super Bowl XXXI. After football, Gilbert is the founder of the Gilbert Brown Foundation and has donated to more than 140 Wisconsin based youth organizations.
"We are thrilled to be having Gilbert Brown join us on Saturday to kick-off our Free Clinic," NAFC Executive Director Nicole Lamoureux said. "We appreciate his support and his commitment to making sure that Wisconsin residents have access to the medical care they need and deserve."
Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed and are encouraged to register now to work at the clinic. Additional information on the clinic, as well on registering to volunteer, is available at: www.nafcclinics.org.
About the Organization:
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of more than 1,200 free and charitable clinics and the people they serve in the United States.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of free and charitable clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, as well as the patients served by free and charitable clinics in communities throughout the nation. For more information, go to: www.nafcclinics.org.
SOURCE National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics