About Trinity Free Clinic
The mission of the Trinity Free Clinic is to provide quality free medical, dental, and health services with dignity and respect to the uninsured, under-insured, and low-income residents of Hamilton County through a professional and dedicated staff and volunteers.
We hope to accomplish this by:
Intentionally showing patients and volunteers the same dignity and respect as would be expected in any for-profit medical institution
Responding to the medical and dental needs of our community members who are uninsured or underinsured
Linking patients with needed community resources through social services
Providing health education
The volunteers of Trinity Free Clinic, through the charitable use of our gifts and talents, aspire to follow the example of Christ and teach and heal the mind, body and spirit of our brothers and sisters.
Who do we serve?
• Seniors with Medicare who cannot afford to pay for the dental plan
• Patients eligible for HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan) who cannot find a provider in the county due to the low HIP reimbursement rates or who see patients during evening hours. Many of our patients are hourly workers and cannot afford to miss work.
• Patients with Marketplace insurance who cannot afford their deductibles
• Patients who cannot afford insurance
• Patients between jobs and currently without insurance
• Patients do not qualify for any type of aid, such as refugees under asylum.
Families in Crisis
In Hamilton County, only about half of all families have an annual income that the United Way of Central Indiana would consider adequate for self-sufficiency. In order to thrive, a family of 4 needs an income of $83,260 or more.
21% of Hamilton County households have an income that is barely enough for basic survival, around $59,212.
The average Trinity Free Clinic patient comes from a family of 4 with an income of only $25,429, only 31% of what they need to thrive and less than half needed for basic survival. A medical or dental emergency for our patients can lead to financial ruin.
Lower middle class patients who have Marketplace insurance can expect to spend up to 32% of their annual income on healthcare costs if any member of their family has a medical need or emergency.
Could your family afford it?
Serving Hamilton County Families for nearly 20 years . . .
The Trinity Free Clinic was established in October 2000 as an outreach ministry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church using the school nurse’s office and library for the clinic. Soon after, the clinic filed for 501c3 status with the Internal Revenue Service. This status was granted in late 2000, with permanent status granted in 2005. Since then, Trinity Free Clinic has been a separate entity incorporated by the Indiana Secretary of State.
Since its very inception, Trinity Free Clinic has struggled to keep pace with the overwhelming need for medical an dental services in Hamilton County. In 2002, the clinic moved to the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel convent to meet the growing needs of our patients. By 2011, we had once again outgrown our available space. Through the generosity of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish, Trinity Free Clinic was able to relocate to its current home in the Matthew 25 Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.