Health Care Resources

Community Care Programs | Dental Care | Drug & Alcohol Resources | Free Clinics | GYN/Family Planning | Mental Health Resources | Public Health & Home Care | Vision Care/Glasses

Community Care Programs

FHC – Family Health Center
(through Marshfield Clinic)

A federally funded program designed to provide preventive and primary health care to persons or families with limited income resources. Provides a variety of services for those who are eligible and qualify. Must have income less than 200%FPL. Benefits cover outpatient services (including outpatient surgery and medications) but not hospitalization. There is sometimes a waiting list. Monthly premium $20 to $70 based on income.
Family Health Center of Marshfield Inc.
1515 Saint Joseph Avenue
P.O. Box 8000
Marshfield, WI 54449-8000
715-221-9515  or Toll Free: 1-800-942-5420

Service Area: Clark and Taylor Counties and parts of Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties. Also serves Jackson, Price and Rusk Counties and parts of Wood, Marathon, Ashland and Sawyer Counties.

(715) 726-4200

MARSHFIELD CLINIC – Patient Assistance Center
Patient Assistance Counselors work with patients to enroll them into Marshfield’s Charity care or other programs. The Charity Care Program generally requires people to have incomes less than 200% FPL and limited assets.

Chippewa Falls Center
2655 Cty. Hwy I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 726-4227
Cindy McCombs

Eau Claire Center
2116 Craig Rd.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 858-4500
Kim Wood

Mayo Clinic Health System Financial Assistance
Applications may be made by calling 1-888-838-6193. Factors include income, assets and special circumstances.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Charity Care
Contact person is Sandy Bowe (715) 717-7477


Dental Care

Chippewa County Department of Public Health: Fluoride for your Children
Can provide fluoride supplements to children ages 6 months to 16 years who do not have enough fluoride in drinking water.

Contact: (715) 726-7900 or 1-800-400-3678 Ask for Public Health Intake Nurse.

CVTC- Eau Claire
Lower cost dental care. 615 W. Clairemont. 715-833-6271 or 1-800-547-2882 x 6271. Open Mon-Thurs 8-5 and Friday 8-4

MARSHFIELD CLINIC – Chippewa Falls Dental Center
Address: 850 Lakeland Dr, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Appointments & After Hours: (715) 738-2000; 1-800-782-8581 ext. 9-2000

Emergencies only (swelling/pain) on first-come, first served basis M-F at 0700
Fax (715) 726-9783
Office Hours: Open M-F 8am to 5pm

MARSHFIELD CLINIC – Ladysmith Dental Center
315 Miner Avenue
Ladysmith, WI 54848
(715) 532-6171 Toll-free: 1-800-782-8581

8 Boon Blvd.
Neillsville, WI 54455
(715) 743-1900

1501 West Stout Street
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
(715) 236-8900


Drug and Alcohol Resources

2-1-1 Great Rivers
Call 211 or 1-800-362-8255

Non-profit confidential support program for those coping with a loved one’s addiction to alcohol. Must be a family member or friend of an alcoholic or recovering alcoholic

Meeting Times/Locations/Phone:
Mondays                 8pm         St. John’s Lutheran 1401 Newman, Bloomer                      568-5446
Tuesdays                 8pm         Trinity Methodist Church CF                                                                        723-2806
Thursdays                8pm         Thorp United Methodist Church 200 W Main Street, Thorp            669-5610

Meeting Times/Locations/Phone:
Sunday – 10 am      Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls          723-7626
Sunday – 7pm        Faith Lutheran Church 733 Woodward Ave., Chippewa Falls          723-7754
Sunday – 7pm         Faith Free Church 705 Madison St., Stanley          644-2001
Monday – 8pm        Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls          723-7626
Monday – 8pm        St. John’s Lutheran 1401 Newman, Bloomer          568-5446
Tuesday – 8pm        Trinity United Meth Church 201 W. Central St., CF          723-2806
Wednesday – 8pm        LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls          723-5585
Thursday – 7pm         Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls          723-7626
Thursday – 8pm         Thorp United Meth Church 200 W Main Street Thorp          669-5610
Friday – 8pm        Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls          723-7626
Saturday – 8pm         LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls          723-5585
Saturday – 8pm         Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls          723-7626

AIT – Addiction Intervention Team – Lutheran Social Services
Trained lay persons will meet with families concerned about a loved one’s drinking, drug use, or gambling. Services will be explained and if the family wants, an intervention will be completed. Arrangements or suggestions for treatment options are also available. Sponsored by Lutheran Social Services. Free service.

Address:  3136 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone:  (715) 834-2046       Fax: (715) 834-7563
Contact: Steve McCarthy Email:
Service Area: Western Wisconsin
Eligibility Requirements: Family in need of intervention services for AODA and/or gambling.

CARR – Chippewa Area Recovery Resource
A program of LSS providing addition services to Chippewa County residents. Financial assistance may be available through the county. Must go through CMHRS (above) to be screened for financial assistance.

(715) 726-9023
13 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls

Chippewa County Mental Health and Recovery Services (Guidance Clinic)
Currently has an agreement with LSS to provide AODA counseling to low income residents for reduced fee. Patients need to be screened by CCMHRS (guidance clinic).

On-call worker – days (715) 726-7788
24 Hour Crisis Line – 1-888-552-6642

L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center
Services include:
Inpatient Adult & Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
Outpatient Adult & Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
Outpatient Adult & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Medical Detoxification Program for Alcohol, Methamphetamines, Opiates and other Drugs.
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 723-5585      1-800-680-4578                      Fax: 715-726-3504

Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday                   7pm         Central Lutheran Church

Women’s Way
An alcohol and other drug program of Lutheran Social Services that provides community based, case-management services utilizing wrap-around philosophy.
Some services include: helping women with alcohol and other drug abuse issues, access treatment, counseling, support groups and medical services and helping women find housing, childcare, and transportation.

Chippewa Falls Office
13 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715-723-2241

Eau Claire Office
800 Wisconsin Street, Unit 49
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Contact Lynda Olson 715-835-6181


Free Clinics

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic (Eau Claire Free Clinic)
(715) 839-8477
836 Richard Drive
Eau Claire WI 54702
Hours: Tuesdays (sign up starts 4pm) walk in clinic. Thursdays by appt.

CARE Clinic (Redwing/Goodhue)
(651) 388-1022

Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties
(715) 307-3948

Menomonie Free Clinic
2321 Stout Road Level A, Menomonie WI 54751
Tuesdays   5-8 walk in only

Open Door Clinic, Inc.
Address: 130 W Central St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: (715) 720-1443 Fax: (715) 720-4656
Open 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Rice Lake Area Free Clinic
Address 1035 North Main Street, Suite GO2, Rice Lake 54868
Phone: (715) 736-3733 Fax: (715) 736-3734
Open 5-9pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

St. Clare Health Mission
(608) 392-9546                        Fax (608) 392-9570
916 Ferry Street, La Crosse, WI 54601


GYN/Family Planning

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
505 S Dewey St Ste 107, Eau Claire · (715) 836-7710.
Will provide free HIV and Hep C (by PCR) testing.
Case mangement, psychotherapist, prevention,food pantry for HIV patients. Does not provide Hep C treatment -only testing.

Family Planning Waiver
Provides various family planning services to Wisconsin women and men between the ages of 15 and 44 with income below 200% Federal Poverty Level. Services include: office visits for family planning services; limited lab services; tubal ligation and contraceptives; pap and pelvic exams, diagnosis, and certain follow-up services; STD screening, diagnosis and treatment; HIV screening, and transportation. Once on the program, services can be obtained at any clinic that accepts BadgerCare. However, both the Eau Claire Health Dept (open to Chippewa County residents) and Planned Parenthood not only can sign people up but also provide services on the same day.

To apply, contact your county Department of Human or Social Services or

Chippewa Co. Dept. of Human Services                               Clark Co. Dept. of Social Services
711 N. Bridge St.                                                                           517 Court St. Rm 502
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729                                                       Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 726-7840                                                                              (715) 743-5233
Fax: (715) 726-7833                                                                    Toll free: 1-866-743-5233

Eau Claire Co. Dept. of Human Services                               Taylor Co. Dept. Human Services
221 W. Madison St. Riverside Bldg., Ste                              110 540 E. College Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701                                                                   Medford, WI 54451
(715) 858-9675                                                                             (715) 748-3332

Chippewa County Public Health – BRIDGES
711 North Bridge Street Rm. 121
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Eau Claire Department – STD Testing and Treatment and Family Planning Services
(open to Chippewa County residents)
For information and appointments call 715-839-4718
Refer to AIDS resource center for HIV and Hep C testing.

Planned Parenthood-Eau Claire
Need an appointment
1231 Menomonie Street Eau Claire
(715) 833-2279      1-800-230-7526
Hours: Monday 11am – 7pm
Wednesdays 12pm-6pm
Fridays 9am-5pm

Wisconsin Well-Women Program
Provides free health screening for income eligible women age 45 – 64 years old who have no insurance or insufficient coverage. Program pays for screenings and tests related to breast and cervical cancers. Contact your County Public Health Department for more information.
Chippewa County contact person is Stephanie Plasch 715-726-7908 ext 2111


Mental Health Resources

2-1-1 Great Rivers
Call 211 or 1-800-362-8255

Community Mental Health and Recovery Services
(previously the Guidance Clinic)
Primarily offers emergency mental health services. Crisis services may be accessed 24 hours/day 7 days a week by calling 715.726.7788. Clients who entered through the crisis services may have routine mental health services for up to 180 days.
Community Support Program offers more intensive support to people with significant mental illness but is limited and has a waiting list.

711 North Bridge Street, Room 122
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Fax 715-726-7736

Chippewa County Mental Health & Recovery Services (Guidance Clinic)
Currently has an agreement with LSS to provide AODA counseling to low income residents for reduced fee. Patients need to be screened by CCMHRS (guidance clinic).
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-552-6642   On-call worker (days) (715) 726-7788

Counseling through UW-Stout
Low cost counseling ($3-$10 per session) is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings through UW Stout. Patients may call 715-232-2404

LifeSongs Counseling
Kathy Benson-Storrar, MS, is a Christian counselor who will work with patients using a sliding fee scale.
420 Barstow, Eau Claire, 715-379-5067

Vantage Point
(715) 832-5454
2005 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Wellness Shack
Mission is to help adults with mental illness by providing a place for peer support socialization and recreation.
515 S Barstow St Suite 117
Eau Claire, WI


Public Health & Home Care

Public Health and Home Care provides immunization clinics, foot clinics, skilled nursing and supportive home care. Also has a durable medical equipment loan closet.

Bloomer Clinic
Bloomer Baptist Church
2620 Duncan Rd
Bloomer WI
2nd Thursdays 9:30 to 10:30 am by appointment

Chippewa County Public Health
(715) 726-7900       Fax (715) 7267910
711 North Bridge Street, Room 121, Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls Immunization Clinics

Please call or check to verify as times/days may change
4th Tuesday each month 8:30-9:30 am by appointment
2nd to last Wednesday of every month 3:30-7:00pm by appointment
Last Wednesday of month 3:00 – 5:00pm -walk in

Eau Claire City/County Public Health
(715) 839-4718                        Fax (715) 839-1674
720 2nd Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 53703

Home Care Assistance
RN assessment and teaching, direct care such as dressing changes, and INR’s, home health aides for bathing and personal care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.  Intermittent visits, equipment loan closet.
Chippewa County Department of Public Health
711 N Bridge Street Room 121
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-726-7900 or 800-400-3678

Loan Closet
Physical Therapy Equipment available for use (free) from 2 sites in Chippewa County.

  1. Call to see if items you need are available.
  2. Person/Family needs to pick up items.
  3. Please return as son as you are finished it.

To set up: Call

  1. Chippewa County Public Health, 711 N. Bridge Street (located in the courthouse), #726-7900. They have 3 months use.
  2. Rutledge Charities, 404 N. Bridge, #723-6618. They have 6 months use.

Stanley Clinic-The Homeplace
225 East 4th Ave
Stanley WI
3rd Mondays by appointment
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Visiting Angels
Living Assistance Services
2396 Hallie Road Ste 4
Chippewa Falls WI 54729
Phone: 715-861-5546 Fax: 715-861-5549


Vision Care/Glasses


  1. Rose Marsh, Phone 715-726-7900 or 800-400-3678, FAX: 715-726-7910, Chippewa County Courthouse, Room 123 (Offers help with enrollment/questions)
  2. Chippewa County Income Maintenance, Chippewa County Courthouse Rm. 305, 715-726-7840 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Help with enrollment/questions)
  3. Great Rivers Income Maintenance Consortium, 1-888-283-0012, (questions and contacts for other counties)
  4. Adam Vanspankeren, 608-261-6742, (policy and inservices)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

  1. Chippewa County Certified Application Counselors (CAC), 305 at Courthouse, Call 715-738-2623 to make an appointment. (Can help sign folks up online/phone and answer questions)
  2. Sue Lane – ACA Navigator, 715-720-2840, (public education)
  3. Marshfield Clinic – CACs, 715-726-4200 for appointment, (can help folks sign up online/phone and answer questions) Their CACs do enrollment for all available insurance plans.
  4. Chippewa County CAC/navigator info sessions.
    1. All sessions at CVTC are at the Chippewa Valley Technical College, Chippewa Falls campus, 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls.
    2. For more information, contact the Chippewa County Job Center at 715-723-2248.
  5. Local insurance agents trained to help with ACA enrollment.

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