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Rock River Free Clinic

Rock River Free Clinic


The mission of the Rock River Free Clinic is to provide access to free health services through health professionals dedicated to caring for low income and uninsured individuals.

The Free Clinic provides high quality medical services to individuals who:

  • Are uninsured;
  • Have income at or below 200% of federal poverty level;
  • Are NOT eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance or BadgerCare; and
  • Reside in the Free Clinic’s service area.


The Rock River Free Clinic does not charge for services.  Donations are appreciated.  There may be a fee for medications based on ability to pay.  If further care is needed, such as hospitalization or surgery, a patient’s eligibility for the Community Care Program will be assessed.


  • Physical assessments
  • Care for chronic and acute diseases
  • Health education
  • Laboratory and radiology testing
  • Prescription medications
  • Referrals to other medical providers
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Specialty care is offered through a referral
  • Services are provided by licensed providers

Clinic Service Area

Rock River Free Clinic patients should reside in the following zip codes. (Patients residing outside of these zip codes may be seen one time at Rock River Free Clinic and then they will be referred to a free clinic closer to where they live.)

Cambridge  53523 Jefferson  53549 Sullivan  53178
Edgerton  53534 Johnson Creek  53038 Watertown – see below
Fort Atkinson  53538 Lake Mills  53551 Waterloo  53594
Helenville  53137 Oconomowoc  53066 Whitewater  53190
Ixonia  530356 Palmyra  53156  

Patients from the Watertown area (53094 & 53098) residing within the Watertown city limits should seek care at the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. Please call 920-206-7797 for an appointment.

Volunteers Needed

Clinic operations are dependent on volunteers.  Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, clerical persons, interpreters and others are encouraged to contact 920-674-7234 to volunteer.


Rock River Free Clinic is a partnership between the Rock River Free Clinic Board, Fort HealthCare and Jefferson County Health Department.

Rock River Free Clinic is a recipient of United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties funds.


Tax deductible donations are welcomed from individuals, community organizations, churches, businesses or others wishing to support the clinic. Dnations may be made at 

Our Providers

David Rutledge, MD

David Rutledge, MD
Family Medicine

Contact Us to Schedule a Visit

Hours:Monday 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 9 am - Noon
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Phone:(920) 674-7442
Address: Jefferson County Health Department
1541 Annex Road
The clinic is located in the lower level.
Walk-ins are accepted when time and staff are available.
Jefferson, WI 53549

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