HealthNet of Rock County has earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program.
HealthNet of Rock County in Janesville, WI has earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, it is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients.
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
Dennis Skrajewski, Executive Director of WAFCC, explains, “We want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and commitment HealthNet of Rock County has made to promote best-practices and maximize access to quality healthcare for the most vulnerable in their community.”
Connor Doppler, Manager of WAFCC shares, “HealthNet of Rock County has always been a clinic that has gone above and beyond for their patients. Receiving the Gold Seal of Excellence continues to show that HealthNet truly wants to give their patients the best experience and care possible. Their staff and VISTA Members have worked so hard on this and we are proud to present this seal to them.”
Chief Executive Officer Ian Hedges states, “HealthNet of Rock County’s healthcare staff and volunteers have always gone the extra mile to ensure our clinic’s services are exceptional. We are thankful that organizations like the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics have formally recognized these efforts. In the coming year, we will continue to provide exceptional care at this high standard as we expand into women’s health and behavioral healthcare in a new facility.”
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.
HealthNet is a non-profit volunteer-based free medical and dental clinic dedicated to providing quality care to low-income, uninsured and underinsured Rock County residents.
HealthNet of Rock County’s Board of Directors recently voted to change its eligibility guidelines to allow those who utilize the medical clinic to be at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
HealthNet of Rock County’s dental clinic continues to provide dental care to low-income individuals at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, who are uninsured, enrolled in BadgerCare, or have their healthcare through the Veteran’s Administration.
Patients who need to enroll virtually for services during the COVID-19 pandemic should contact 608-756-4638, and patients who need emergency assistance with dental should contact 608-314-1940. For more information about the clinics, please visit www.healthnet-rock.org.