The clinic is located in the Health Sciences Center at NWTC, 2740 W. Mason St..
Patients who are covered by Medical Assistance or who are uninsured, under-insured and who meet financial eligibility guidelines are treated at the clinic free or at minimum cost to them.
Hours: The clinic is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Appointments: Patients are seen on a 24-hour appointment schedule. Some same-day appointments are available, when indicated. Patients call 920-498-5436 for an appointment.
- The clinic provides on-site lab testing, assistance of a case manager for application to pharmaceutical assistance programs, and assistance of a health benefits access coordinator to determine eligibility for various government and other agency programs.
Staff and equipment
- The full-time healthcare provider is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
- The clinic is also staffed with a Clinic Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Receptionist/Interpreter, Medical Case Manager, and Health Benefits Access Coordinator.
- The state-of-the-art clinic utilizes MISYS Tiger software for scheduling of patient appointments and MISYS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software for documentation of patient information and care.
- Referrals are made to participating providers, when specialty care cannot be provided on-site,If the Green Bay Public Schools or the NWTC Green Bay campus closes due to bad weather, the clinic will be closed.
- The Clinic Coordinator can be reached at (920) 498-5512.
- There were 20,426 patient visits to the clinic between July 2006 and June 30, 2012.
- 70 % of the clinic patients seen were residents of Green Bay.
- 51 % of the clinic patients seen were employed. (Includes full-time, part-time, seasonal, self employed and students.)
- 37 % of the clinic patients seen were unemployed.
- 8 % of the clinic patients seen were disabled or retired.
- 55 % of N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC patients surveyed in July 2012 said that if the clinic services had not been available, they would have gone to a hospital emergency room.
- 92 % of patients surveyed said the N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC met their immediate health care needs.
- Unemployment, economic changes, and welfare reforms have left many families without health coverage.
- The percentage of uninsured is typically two to three times higher among minority groups than among the majority population. The minority population in Brown County has increased over 400% during the past decade, increasing the need for quality, cost-effective care.
- Since early detection and monitoring of many conditions can prevent a costly medical crisis, access to primary care is critical to reducing health care costs for the entire community.
- A wall-mounted patient computer in the clinic reception area offers patients access to 2-1-1, a comprehensive online database of community resources developed and maintained by the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center and Brown County United Way. N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC is recognized as a “2-1-1 PLUS" (Partner/Link/Unite/Support) Site.
The N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC provides clinical practice for students in NWTC degree programs. For example:
- Respiratory Therapist students provide Respiratory Care/ Asthma Clinics.
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students provide Pedicure Clinics.
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students assist with Women’s Health Clinics.
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students assist the Nurse Practitioner with patient care.
- Clinical Laboratory Technician students assist the Medical Laboratory Technician.
- Medical Assistant students provide patient education by developing a bulletin board for the Patient Reception.
- Health Care Business Services students and Health Information Technology students gain valuable experience and provide service in customer relations, telephone techniques, patient scheduling, medical office management, data collection, data analysis, and utilization of information technology systems.
- Increased student clinical opportunities for the development of excellent health care skills.
- Student education is enriched by interaction with patients of diverse backgrounds.
- Northeast Wisconsin residents voted in 2001 to expand the campus, to include a large Health Sciences complex. It was built to meet the future, projected shortage of health care professionals needed to care for an aging population.
- The clinic, opened July 10, 2006, began with funding from a federal grant, sponsored by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- The daily operation of the clinic is supported financially by Bellin Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, and St. Vincent Hospital. These hospitals also provide free and reduced cost services to N.E.W. Clinic patients. These services include lab tests, X-ray and other diagnostic studies.
- The shortage of new health care workers to replace retiring baby boomers is expected to increase costs and threaten access to care nationwide. By producing more graduates, clinic partners hope to address health costs and enhance future care for everyone.
- Rural areas north of Brown County offer few options for low cost/free medical care. The N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC gives special attention to communicating the availability of these health services to counties located in the NWTC district.
Contact the N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC
Phone: (920) 498-5436
For additional programs and phone numbers, please visit www.newcommunityclinic.org