Bread of Healing Free Medical Clinic

Bread of Healing Clinic: Main facility located at Cross Lutheran Church: 1821 North 16th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205, 414-977-0001.

A free medical clinic for the uninsured, the Bread of Healing Clinic (BOHC) provides Medical Services and Pharmaceuticals, Dental Care and more.

Assisted by hundreds of physicians, nurses and area medical students, BOHC sees over 3600 patients annually.

Through Medshares, BOHC also gathers, sorts and distributes pharmaceuticals to patients. Originally founded in 2000 by then-parish nurse Rick Cesar, Dr. Barbara Horner-Ibler and Dr. Tom Jackson as a Cross ministry, BOHC is now governed by an independent board and operates at Cross Lutheran and two other locations.

There are two satellite locations:
Florist Avenue Lutheran Church at 5975 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209 / 414-466-3169. Clinic is open Monday and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Eastbrook Church at 5385 N. Green Bay Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53209 / 414-228-5220.

Both Cross Lutheran Church and Florist Avenue Lutheran Church are partner congregations with Cross of Life. COL member Kathy Nevermann is the Clinic Coordinator at the BOHC satellite location at Florist Avenue Lutheran Church.

Volunteers are always needed in the areas of:

  • Medical Providers (physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses)
  • Receptionists to Register Patients
  • Assistants in the Pharmacy

Pill Sorting - an Important Ministry!
We also minister to the needs of Bread of Healing through Pill Sorting performed here at Cross of Life.

This is an excellent opportunity to provide greatly needed help for BOHC from the convenience of COL! If you would like to join in the fun and fellowship found in this activity that's easy for all age and ability levels, please contact Pill Sorting Servanthood Advocate Karen Kuchar.

If you are interested in helping the Bread of Healing Clinic in any capacity, please contact Servanthood Advocates Kathy Nevermann or Kathy Conrad.

"The Bread of Healing Clinic is committed to achieving health, not necessarily eliminating sickness. For us, health is an issue of social justice, a right that belongs to all people... not a commodity to be 'delivered' on the basis of finances. We share all that we have in the hope of healing, in the hope of moving all of us (patients and providers and volunteers) toward wholeness."