NAFC Standards Gold Seal 2020

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program

Janesville, WI – HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. earned a 2020 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 Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Executive Director (WAFCC), Dennis Skrajewski states “HealthNet of Rock County
has consistently been a clinic that provides a high class level of care to those in
the community. The 2020 NAFC Gold rating does not come as a surprise to
WAFCC as the HealthNet team is phenomenal.”


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. Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various
policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and
attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their
organization.


WAFCC Standards Manager, Connor Doppler says, “HealthNet of Rock County is
well deserving of this Gold rating. The care provided by the clinic and the
support it offers to its community is something that does not go unnoticed.”
HealthNet of Rock County CEO, Ian Hedges added, “HealthNet’s exemplary
team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that our patient satisfaction
remains high, and we work to improve on a daily basis to ensure that our patients
will get better.”

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.

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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.