Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

David Rutledge, MD

Family Physician

Primary Clinic
Rock River Free Clinic
(920) 674-7442

Northwestern University, Chicago

Rockford Medical Education Foundation, IL

Board Certification
American Board of Family Practice

David Rutledge, MD, Family Physician

“Family Medicine means providing care for most of the health problems a person encounters over a lifetime. Much of my practice is devoted to adult medical care. When more in-depth care is needed for specific problems, we can help direct and coordinate your care with a specialist.”

Dr. David Rutledge’s Interests

“The amazing developments in the field of medicine continue to be an area of great interest. During off hours I try to practice what I preach about regular exercise. I like to enjoy our great outdoor environment while kayaking, mountain biking or cross country skiing.”

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

Watertown - 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


Rock River Free Clinic
Jefferson County Health Department
1541 Annex Road
Jefferson WI, 53549
(920) 674-7442