About Us

The mission of the Free Medical Clinic of DuBois is to provide FREE medical care and pharmaceutical services to the uninsured people of DuBois and the surrounding counties of Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk. These services are provided by volunteers and paid professional staff of Physicians, CRNP’s and Nurses.

History

The seeds of the idea for a Free Medical Clinic were planted locally in 1996 when I approached Raymond Graeca, President of DRMC, to discuss how other communities nationwide were addressing an unfulfilled need in health care.

Mr. Graeca was acutely aware of the increasing number of cases being treated at DRMC that became “emergencies” because uninsured patients were avoiding preventive care they could not afford.

We realized that we had working people coming to the hospital with no insurance. There were too many sad situations that DRMC personnel were treating routinely.

It was a gap in the system; working people not eligible for government assistance and not covered by employer insurance programs. Right then, we decided that we needed to find an answer for those people outside the system.

Information was gathered from existing clinics followed by a visit to the closest clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Hospital staff gathered statistics on the number of uninsured patients served by DRMC. With this supportive information, a proposal to open a clinic locally was presented to potential donors.

Because of the generosity of DRMC and the community, the vision became a reality when the doors of the Free Medical Clinic of DuBois, Inc. opened to its first patients in March, 1998. Space was donated by Dr. Dennis Parlavecchio at his offices in the former S&T Bank building on W. Long Avenue (presently broadcast studios of WDSN) for Clinic operation on Tuesday evenings. The Clinic was staffed by medical and non-medical volunteers, and supported by monetary and material donations.

Under the leadership of Elvie Delatorre who was hired as Executive Director in 1999, the Clinic has continuously expanded its services and its reach. The donations of time and talent necessary to operate the clinic have increased to keep pace.

In 2000, DRMC bought the building at 47 W. Long Avenue, and offered space rent free to the Clinic. The back portion of the first floor of the building was occupied by dental offices until 2005. In 2007, the Clinic expanded to fill the entire space, refurbished through grant money and donated labor by DRMC. In 2009, the Clinic provided medical services with over 2,500 patient visits at this location.

We are proud of what has been accomplished since 1998, and we always keep our mission before us as we plan for the future. We strive to provide the working uninsured medical care and pharmaceutical services with dignity and confidentiality in an easily accessible facility.

~ Sr. Rita Kartavich

LIST OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICE PERSONNEL FOR 2021

President
Lori Corcoran

Vice President
Amanda Spencer

Treasurer
Michael Clement

Executive Director
Dolly McCluskey
DRMcCluskey@phhealthcare.org

Social Service Director
Paula Rock
PMRock@phhealthcare.org

RN
Delores Wheeler
DSWheeler@phhealthcare.org

David Alberts
Kaye Bennett
Megan Bussard
Robin Cameron
Candace Cole
Steve Fontaine
Laun Hallstrom, MD
Derek Hansen
Joan Hoffer
Drew Nedzinski
John Sutika
Heather Tate
Dan Johnston
Nicole Rice
Peggy Caruso
Bob McKee

Our Services

Our services are offered by paid and volunteer professionals who are trained in their fields to assure you receive quality care.

FREE MEDICAL

Complete Health Assessments
Health Screenings
Medications & Diabetic Supplies
Physicals
Laboratory
Radiology
Nuclear Scans / Studies
Cardiopulmonary
Sleep Lab
Specialty Referrals

FREE VISION

Routine Eye Exams
Diabetic Eye Exams
Corrective Lens & Frames

FREE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Anxiety
Depression
ADHS/ADD
Adjustment Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder

FREE DENTAL

Emergency Care for Pain Relief
Composite Filings
Sealants
Tooth Extraction / Antibiotic Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Dental Crowns & Crown Replacement
Dental Examinations
Cleaning
X-Ray

Bite-Wing, Periapical & Panorex (Full Mouth)

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

Check Back Soon!

2022 Hot Fun In the Summer Craft Show

Saturday, July 30th

Located at the Bear Claw Country Sports Bar in Reynolds, PA

This Family Event Includes an All Vehicle Road Rally, Craft and Vendor Expo, Corn Hole Tournament & Bocce Ball Tournament.

The Family Event Will Be Followed By 21+ Evening Activities Which Included a Live DJ, Celebrity Bartenders & Live Music by Almost Mulberry!

Download the event flyer below for more information.

Interested in being a vendor?

Call 814.372.2200 for more info or download the form below. 

Add Your Heading Text Here

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Add Your Heading Text Here

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Donate

Thank you for your generosity. Without people like you, our clinic would not exist. Please make checks payable to Free Medical Clinic and mail to:

Free Medical Clinic of Du Bois
47 West Long Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801

Volunteer

Want to Become a Volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic of DuBois?

Do you want to give back to your community and help out your neighbors? We can use your time and talents, just call our office at 814-372-2200 for a volunteer application, fill in your information and mail it back. Someone will contact you and see where we can use your help. Thank you!

Here is what we look for in a volunteer:

Common Questions

  • Must be a resident of Clearfield, Jefferson, or Elk County, PA
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Cannot have any form of health insurance (Medical Assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Administration, etc.)
  • Must Have Government Issued Photo ID or Drivers Licenses
  • Must meet the income guidelines (see chart below)

 

2021 Federal Guidelines

Household Size

# of Persons in Family

Total Household Income

Annual Amount

1$38,640
2$52,260
3$65,880
4$79,500
5$93,120
6$106,740
7$120,360
8$133,980

  • Emergency Care – Please Go to the Nearest Emergency Room
  • Obstetrics & Routine Gynecology Care
  • STD Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Pregnancy Care

The Free Medical Clinic of DuBois is not a testing site for COVID-19. If you are experiencing cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please call Penn Highlands DuBois at 814-375-6644 for further instructions regarding testing and treatment.

Contact Us!

Your opinion matters to us, please rate our staff at the Free Medical Clinic: