HealthNet of Rock County is redesigning its website to better serve our patients and to reflect our new logo and colors.

In the meantime, please use the tabs below to find information about our organization, services, and needs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please use the Contact tab to call or email HealthNet.

Doctor and patient hands

HealthNet of Rock County is a free & charitable clinic

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. opened in 1994 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through the result of a needs assessment completed by the Salvation Army in 1993. This assessment identified a lack of affordable health care as one of the major problems of Rock County.

Many of HealthNet’s patients have serious chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and/or asthma. When individuals prolong treatment or choose not to seek care because of the fear associated with incurring debt from medical bills, the community suffers in the loss of productive employees, consumers, parents, and healthy members of the community. We address these potential issues by providing vision, dental, and other medical services at an affordable rate to the Rock County community.

Our Mission

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. is dedicated to excellence and innovation in the provision of primary health and dental care and health education, delivered free or at low cost, to enhance the quality of life for the underserved residents of Rock County, Wisconsin.

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Dr. Rex Kolste Medical Clinic

The HealthNet Medical Clinic is located at 23 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53548 (view map & get directions).

This location also serves as the main administrative office for HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. as well as the enrollment / re-enrollment location.

Medical clinics and medication are provided at this location.

Volunteer medical professionals provide primary care to patients.  The clinic also provides medications to patients, vision referrals, specialist referrals, laboratory tests, as well as other resources and services.  Appointments are required.

All of our services are dependent upon volunteers and donations from community members and other organizations. Patient donations are encouraged.

Services offered:

  • General primary health care
  • Mental health care
  • Pediatrics
  • Vision care
  • Medications
  • Chiropractic services
  • Health education
  • Diabetes education

Contact the Medical Clinic

HealthNet dental patient

HealthNet Dental Clinic

The HealthNet Dental Clinic is located at 1344 Creston Park Dr. Suite 2, Janesville, WI 53545 (view map & get directions).

The Dental Clinic encourages our patients to have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months. We provide cleanings, fillings, extractions, and in some cases, specialty services.

Eligibility

As of July 1, 2016, HealthNet’s dental clinic began accepting BadgerCare patients. Patients who are on BadgerCare do not need to enroll with our services through the medical clinic. BadgerCare patients can simply call the dental clinic number and provide their ForwardHealth number to our staff to schedule an appointment.

At this time, HealthNet of Rock County’s dental clinic is only able to see patients who reside in Rock County.

The clinic is staffed by volunteer dentists and oral surgeons with the help of dental assistants, dental hygienists, front desk assistance, and a part-time dentist.

While we accept BadgerCare reimbursements and co-pays, our dental clinic, like all of HealthNet services, is dependent on the support of volunteers and financial contributions from community members. Patient donations are encouraged but not mandatory.

Services offered

  • Teeth cleaning
  • Fluoride & sealant treatments
  • Treatment plans
  • Fillings
  • Dental x-rays
  • Extractions

Contact the Dental Clinic

Phone: 608-314-1940
Email: dentalreception@healthnet-rock.org

How to enroll for HealthNet services

In order to receive services (or continue receiving services) from HealthNet of Rock County, all patients are required to complete an enrollment interview to determine their eligibility.

At HealthNet, our patients who are uninsured must enroll. You do not need to enroll if you are only utilizing the Forward Health card at HealthNet’s dental clinic.

Please review the following documents for more information on enrollment timelines and procedures.

Medical Clinic

Dental Clinic

Volunteer at HealthNet

HealthNet offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities.

Our services are contingent upon the availability of our volunteer doctors, nurses, and other volunteer health care specialists.

HealthNet volunteers donated more than 3,500 service hours last year! We would not be able to provide the quality service without the help of our volunteers.

Looking for volunteer:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Computer Experts
  • Accountants
  • Receptionist
  • Clerical Staff
  • Fundraiser Volunteers

Download Volunteer Application (PDF)

Please download and fill out the application and send via email, or mail to HealthNet of Rock County, 23 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53548.

Notice: HealthNet bases all volunteer opportunities contingent on the outcome of a subsequent criminal background check. By submitting this form you are consenting to a background check by HealthNet.

HealthNet staff with facemask donation

Donate to HealthNet

Donating to HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., means fewer people will have to choose between caring for their health and caring for their families.

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. has been filling in healthcare gaps for 25 years, helping to improve health outcomes for low-income individuals and families. We see many patients who, before visiting HealthNet, suffered with uncontrolled chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. provides uninsured or underinsured low-income families with a reliable primary medical and dental care home. Your financial help makes all this happen, and more.

Your donations help the many patients who depend on HealthNet for their well-being. Regardless of the size of your contribution or the motivation behind it, we are grateful for your gift!

How to donate

Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to our clinic:

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.
23 W. Milwaukee Street Suite 201
Janesville, WI 53548

You may also email our Development Director (or call 608-314-1923) to find out ways you can give a special gift of stocks, endowments, gifts in memoriam, and other giving.

HealthNet Wish List

HealthNet is always in need of office and clinical supplies. Below is a list of our continuing needs:

  • Current & expired medications
  • Diabetic Supplies (test strips & insulin)
  • Incontinence wear
  • Pen needles
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper products
  • Copy paper
  • Post-its
  • Legal pads
  • File folders
  • Bus tokens
  • Gas cards
  •  Gauze/bandages
  • Pill bottles/organizers
  • Toothpaste/floss
  • Nutrition shakes
  • Small equipment (canes, walkers)

We do NOT accept:

  • Liquids not listed above
  • Power wheelchairs
  • Hospital beds/equipment
  • Colostomy pouches
  • Narcotics/opioids
  • Feeding tubes/supplies
  • CPAP Machines
  • Home furnishings
  • Clothing and personal items

HealthNet relies on the commitment of the community to help us provide primary care to the uninsured and low income individuals of Rock County. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

Locations & Maps

Medical Clinic

23 W. Milwaukee St.
Janesville, WI 53548
608-756-4638

Dental Clinic

1344 Creston Park Drive
Janesville, WI 53545
608-314-1940

Contact us via email

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