Aurora in the community

As a community-based, not-for-profit integrated health care system, we take seriously our responsibility to invest our resources and energies into understanding and responding to the diverse health care needs within our communities.

As the leading not-for-profit health care provider in eastern Wisconsin, we recognize our role in addressing concerns about the accessibility and affordability of health care. We also recognize that we are accountable to our patients and communities, and that our initiatives to support our communities must be cost-effective, stretch-limited financial resources, and fit our role as a not-for-profit organization. To help local health departments focus their resources on areas of greatest need and enable us to align our outreach partnerships with them, we underwrite an annual community health needs assessment.

Providing unique access to health care

From churches to free clinics, our outreach goes beyond our walls, making health care more convenient and affordable for those in need. The Aurora Parish Nurse Program and our unique clinics for the underserved on Milwaukee's south side are just two examples of this commitment.

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Aurora Parish Nurse Program

Since 1997, Aurora Health Care has partnered with almost 755 faith communities who share our mission of bringing health care to the community through professional nursing services. Through our parish nurse program, specially trained professional RNs are placed in the faith community to walk directly with clergy, lay leaders and members to plan and implement programs and services that meet the unique needs of each community we serve.

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Clinics for the Underserved

Aurora offers two unique health care options on Milwaukee's south side. Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic is a free clinic for low income patients who are uninsured and disconnected from the health care system. Aurora Clark Square Family Health Center is a primary care clinic for those who have insurance, primarily Medicaid, and is designed to be a health care home. Both clinics are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School.