Carroll University and Waukesha Free Clinic supporters gathered July 31 to celebrate their partnership and the new Carroll University Community Health Services building at 237 Wisconsin Ave. in historic, downtown Waukesha. A small contingent of Carroll University and Waukesha Free Clinic dignitaries were on-site for the dedication, while the event was live-streamed to a broader audience.
The 9,000-square-foot building will provide vital medical and ancillary services for Waukesha County’s underserved and underinsured populations of all ages.
The Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University will occupy the top floor, while the university will provide services on the main floor and lower level. Students from the physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nursing and public health services will work with patients under the supervision of Carroll Health Sciences faculty.
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“As Carroll University is Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning, and St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic is the state’s oldest free clinic, this partnership is particularly meaningful,” said Carroll President Cindy Gnadinger. “This is truly a heartfelt effort for us at Carroll, as it ties in so well with our Christian mission to prepare students for vocational success and to provide service in our diverse community. We believe in investing in Waukesha County and being a leader in helping to solve community problems.”
Renovation of the building was made possible by Carroll University contributions, the public, Waukesha Free Clinic capital campaign donors. Funding for this project also has been provided, in part, by Waukesha County through the use of Community Development Block Grant funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.