Rock River Free Clinic
Dr. Rutledge, a family medicine physician at the Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic for twenty-nine years, is the full-time Medical Director at the Rock River Free Clinic. The free clinic cares for those with no health insurance.
“Family Medicine means providing care for most of the health problems a person encounters over a lifetime. When more in-depth care is needed for specific problems, we can help direct and coordinate your care with a specialist.”
Throughout its years of operation, the clinic has operated on a limited basis with volunteer clinicians and support staff. Dr. Rutledge’s full-time commitment helps the Rock River Free Clinic Board reach its goal of adding more regular physician services to this invaluable program. His new role will also benefit Fort HealthCare as patients with acute illnesses but no health insurance will be able to get the care they need when they need it.