Jim Ellefson Free Medical Clinic

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1607 E 33rd St
Des Moines, IA - 50317

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Jim Ellefson Free Medical Clinic

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Hours:
Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Because they are staffed by volunteers, they reserve the right to close the Clinic early if there are no patients.

This allows the volunteers to return to their personal lives for the night.

Please feel free to call to make sure they are open.

Services:
Serve patients from all walks of life with no income limitation. The clinic currently offers acute care services only, such as urinary tract infection, flu, colds, sore throat, and ear infection. This involves short-term treatment for an injury or episode of illness.

They cannot treat chronic conditions which require long-term care.

Services:


  • Office visits

  • Minor procedures

  • Removal or freezing of skin lesions

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Suturing lacerations

  • Exploring for foreign bodies

  • Removal of sebaceous cysts



There is no charge to the patient for lab tests.

Referrals
- Patients are referred to Volunteer Physician Network for additional treatment
- Patients are referred to Primary Care for more chronic conditions

Medications - The Clinic provides a limited amount of medications to the patients, such as antibiotics, allergy and respiratory medicines.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Jim Ellefson Free Medical Clinic website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2022

Persons In Family HouseholdPoverty Guideline Salary per year
1$12,880
2$17,420
3$21,960
4$26,500
5$31,040
6$35,580
7$40,120
8$44,660

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

COVID-19 Information for Patients

Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
  • Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
  • Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  • Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems

Mild Covid Symptoms

  • Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Mild, dry cough
  • Mild body aches

Moderate Covid Symptoms

  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Persistent cough
  • Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
  • Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms

  • Constant trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Blue lips or face

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