From My Heart

Among my greatest joys in life have been the moments when a grandchild came to me to be picked up and held. It has touched my heart to be the person they trusted and turned to when they were frightened, overwhelmed or in need of comfort.   At Care Net we have a similar experience … Continued

“I think I might be pregnant.”

“I think I might be pregnant,” Carly confided to our staff in a text. Carly* was not old enough to drive, but she was old enough to face a possible unplanned pregnancy. She contacted us, filled with despair and anxiety. Too afraid and ashamed to talk with her mom, she was relieved to have an … Continued

Mobile Clinic Progresses

By now you may have heard the news – medical services and life-affirming resources will be coming directly into neighborhoods throughout Dane County. The mobile clinic is still set to launch in the fall of 2019. The spacious state-of-the-art medical clinic has been designed with our client’s comfort and dignity in mind. The goal was … Continued

My Munchkinland

Chloe*, our former patient and a new mom, has a special message for everyone who makes Care Net’s clinic possible. At Care Net’s recent banquet, she described herself as “like Dorothy” and she found her “Munchkinland” in First Care Clinic. She told her story in the “Best Decision” video and then shared the following words … Continued

Friendly. Helpful. Non-judgmental.

Friendly. Helpful. Non-judgmental. Professional. Kind. These are words we hear over and over again on exit surveys that our patients complete. 99% of our patients responding to exit surveys rate their overall experience as good or excellent. And 100% of respondents say they would refer a family member or friend to our clinic. Our patients … Continued

“You are Lifesavers!”

You helped Chloe make “the best decision she ever made.” Chloe* had been feeling really sick for about six weeks – so sick she spent most of her time on the couch. A medical appointment found nothing wrong and Chloe soon began to feel better. Chloe and her best friend, Allison*, decided to vacation in … Continued

Now I Get It

Volunteering at Care Net Hits Home for Katie Julie, our COO, received this text from Katie who volunteers in our clinic teaching infant CPR and first aid for our childbirth education classes, and works for UW Health in their wellness department. “Every time I come in, I’m excited to see what I’m going to get,” … Continued

“Friendly and Knowledgeable”

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very friendly and welcoming, welcoming and helpful. Comments like these about our staff and volunteers are the most common answers to this survey question, “What did you like best about your experience at First Care Clinic?” Another familiar theme is summed up in this patient’s words: “I felt respected and that … Continued

So What Really Happens When…?

Perhaps you’ve wondered what happens when a woman comes to our clinic, concerned that she may be pregnant. When she enters the reception area, each patient is warmly greeted by a receptionist and asked to complete some intake paperwork so that we can provide the services best for her. She may have several people telling her … Continued

First Care Clinic on TV

Did you see us on TV? Our very own First Care Clinic was on Channel 3 last week, featured on Buzzed into Madison, with Emmy Fink. Tanis Jean-Louis, Clinic Director, gives an overview of the services and wrap around care women may find in our clinic. And the video gives glimpses of the warm environment … Continued