Established in 2005, the Greene Care Clinic provides free healthcare for uninsured residents of Greene County with no or low income. Low income is defined as having income below 200% of the federal poverty level ($24,120 for a single person or $32,480 for a family of two, in 2017). The clinic is not a federal program or health department but is completely free-standing. It is a non-profit organization depending solely on private donations and grants.
The Greene Care Clinic provides free healthcare. It has an excellent volunteer staff of three physicians, one nurse practitioner, and three nurses. These healthcare providers manage acute care and chronic diseases of a patient base of 1,300 individuals. Management includes a diagnosis, a recommended treatment plan, laboratory and radiology tests, medications, and follow-up. Patients also have access to a licensed counselor for treatment with stress, anxiety, depression, smoking, alcohol, and/or drug dependency. The clinic provides assistance in acquiring medications at a low or no cost to the patient. The clinic is open three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) from 8:30 am to noon. Patients are seen by appointment but walk-ins are also accepted.