BSP Free Clinic
The BSP Free Clinic is dedicated to providing free quality specialty healthcare services to the uninsured and medically underserved in our community. Patients are referred to the BSP Free Clinic by healthcare providers from all over South Central Wisconsin.
Lack of access to primary care is only the first of many problems faced by the medically underserved. In the long run, lack of preventative and primary care can lead to more serious health complications requiring specialty care - something that is often beyond the reach of the uninsured.
Founded in 2001 as The Benevolent Specialists Project (BSP), the BSP Free Clinic has served the community for over 10 years. Since opening its doors, the clinic has provided specialty care to more than 10,000 patients.
Notes from patients
The BSP Free Clinic offers secondary care in a variety of medical specialties including:
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Social Work
The BSP Free Clinic does not duplicate the primary care medical services provided by other free clinics in Dane County or the surrounding area and is the ONLY free clinic that provides multiple specialty health care services.
The BSP Free Clinic sees patients who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. Patients are seen on a referral basis only.
More than 75 physicians (retired and practicing) volunteer their specialty services to the BSP Free Clinic. In addition, the clinic is generously staffed by dedicated volunteer RN's, medical transcriptionists, interpreters, and support personnel.
The BSP Free Clinic also receives donated services from many area hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and laboratories.
To learn more about the BSP Free Clinic, or to volunteer, please email Kathy Williams, Clinic Manager or call at 608.827.2308.
For questions or concerns about volunteering, check out our volunteer FAQ.
The BSP Free Clinic operates solely on private donations. Without the generosity of area companies and individuals, the BSP Free Clinic would not be able to provide care to the community. Thank you to all of the BSP Supporters.
Corporate donors to the BSP Free Clinic in 2011 included:
- Dean Clinic
- St. Mary's Hospital
- Dean Health Plan
- Strand, Inc.
- UW Health
- M&I Bank
- WI Mutual Insurance