Where Can You Go For Healthcare if You’re Uninsured or Under-Insured?

PrintWhat we do? Lorain County Free Clinic is a Medical Clinic that provides free health care services to qualified patients by appointment only in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Erie Counties.

Who we serve? Patients between 19 and 65.

Patients must have income below 250% of Federal Poverty Level.

Please note that attached to the application, applicants must also submit:

 1. Proof of income- copies of pay stubs, unemployment, or letter explaining how you support yourself -if you do not have income.

2. Copy of valid state I.D., or driver’s license.

The LCFC does not offer services to pregnant women, pregnancy testing, birth control or the morning-after pill. We also do not provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases or any dental services.

Please call (440) 277-6641 or email kathleen@lcfreeclinic.org to request an application for services or for any questions that you may have.

Other options for health care coverage:

Medicaid (440) 244-4150 or www.benefits.ohio.gov

ACA / Obamacare: 1-800- 318-2596 or www.HealthCare.gov


3323 Pearl Avenue Lorain, OH 44055-0094

(440) 277-7602 ♦ Fax: (440) 277-5160

Services Provided


Free Clinic Fast Facts

EMS Care to Dogs and Cats*

download (2)House Bill 187 was signed by the Governor on May 31, 2016 and becomes effective on August 31, 2016. This legislation establishes Ohio Revised Code 4765.52, which permits EMS certificate holders to provide care to dogs and cats within the following guidelines.

• The law applies to all EMS certificate holders (EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic).

• Only dogs and cats are referenced in the Bill. The law does not authorize care to any other animals.

• Medical care for dogs and cats should only be performed in the course of an emergency medical response, fire response, or response to aid law enforcement. The law does not apply to a call for EMS care for animals and, furthermore, does not require EMS organizations to respond to calls for animal assistance.

• The scope of practice is not expanded for care to animals. The certificate holder is only authorized to perform the corresponding form of medical services that could be provided to a human patient including:

-Opening and manually maintaining an airway;
-Giving mouth to snout or mouth to barrier ventilation;
-Administering oxygen;
-Managing ventilation by mask;
-Controlling hemorrhage with direct pressure;
-Immobilizing fractures;
-Administering Naloxone if administering Naloxone has been authorized by the medical director and the drug is administered either in accordance with a written protocol established by a veterinarian or pursuant to consultation with a veterinarian.

• Immunity applies to EMS certificate holders when providing care to dogs and cats under the same circumstances as when providing care to human patients.

• Veterinarians who assist EMS certificate holders with medical services to a dog or cat have the same level of immunity as medical directors who assist with EMS matters.

*This document has been prepared for informational purposes only. As always, certificate holders and EMSOs should consult with their legal counsel for advice.

Narcan Clinic

Dadownloadily 8 – 4
Nasal Naloxone is available for parents, partners, and all other persons interested in preventing an overdose of a loved one.  Naloxone is very quick acting and upon revival, the person usually is angry and  combative so be prepared.

Lorain County General Health District: 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria. Appointments Appreciated: 440.322.6367
Please allow 20 minutes for education.


Adult Immunization Clinic Information

logoThe Lorain County Health Department holds an adult immunization clinic on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Walk-in between 1 pm and 6 pm. They offer the following vaccines:


ADAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)
Zostavax (Shingles)
Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

The health department will bill your insurance for the vaccine and administration fee. There will be no balance due after your insurance pays as long as you’re a resident of Lorain County.

Contact Karen Shufelt at 440.322.6367 with any questions.

Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS)

wens_logoLorain County will be launching the WENS program in the near future. You can follow the link below to set up your account.  The system allows officials to send out mass notifications to those affected by possible hazards in their area. The system allows each person to personalize what they receive. Only individuals who have signed up will be alerted. There is no charge for the service. Once the system is complete you may receive a few test notifications during activation.


2-1-1 First Call for Help

United Way of Greater Lorain County’s First Call for Help is Lorain County’s free 24-hour a day, seven-day a week, community information and referral service.  The service utilizes a database of thousands of local resources to assist people in accessing the help they need.

2-1-1 First Call for Help can be accessed:
1. By calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-275-6106
2. By visiting www.211lorain.org

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Brown-Smith, United Way of Greater Lorain County at 440.277.6530 x233 or allison.brownsmith@uwloraincounty.org .