The Good Neighbor Clinic of Sauk Prairie (GNC) was founded in 1999 by Dr. Haakon Carlson, with the establishment of a Board of Directors. It opened to clients in November of that year with the support of local physicians and over 50 volunteers. The GNC is a not-for-profit corporation with 501©(3) tax exempt status. Donations to the clinic are tax deductible, and are used for direct services to patients.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac was the initial home of the Good Neighbor Clinic. In 2001, the clinic moved into the St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center. This was its home for 14 years, with St. Vincent’s donating the space and providing all utilities, as well as cleaning services. In January of 2015, the clinic moved to its present location at 95 Lincoln Avenue, Prairie du Sac.
Sauk Prairie Healthcare helps to support the Good Neighbor Clinic by donating basic outpatient diagnostic services, including lab work and diagnostic imaging. The three Sauk Prairie area pharmacies provide all medications to the clinic at cost (patients pay $1.00 per prescription). Local vision care providers also donate eye exams to diabetic patients. Several local physicians, Physician’s Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners donate their time to provide primary medical care at the clinic.
Who do we serve?
We care for all patients needs that are included in a typical primary family practice clinic. The exception is we do not do surgery of any kind, nor do we do obstetrics. When a patient’s needs are beyond our capacity, we assist in referrals.