Our Story

History of the
N.E.W. Community Clinic

In 1970 a young college student, while serving an internship in a social change group at the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, researched various human services and identified a gap in the availability of medical services for a large group of people.

Her assigned focus was to change an existing health care delivery system to reach them. She found this to be impossible and convinced the professors and her fellow students to allow her to shift focus enough to create an alternative health care delivery system.

UWGB social change group

Our History

July 1971

Green Bay Free Clinic Green Bay Free Clinic opens in shared space two days/week with volunteer staff

July 1972

Clinic moves to donated space in two-story house near Trinity Lutheran Church


usda wic

Began offering the WIC program, Hired first paid administrator

Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration (USDA/Flickr CC BY 2.0)


brown county medical society

Brown County Medical Society endorses the clinic

Local hospitals begin to donate lab work


1984 NEWCC

Name changed to N.E.W. Community Clinic


Bodart clinic 1987

Bodart clinic 1987Bodart Street clinic opens after a capital fund drive


1984 healthcare for the homeless

Federal Grant awarded for Health Care for the Homeless program



1997 dental operatory

Dental program began at NWTC with volunteer dentists & shared space


Dental & Health Clinics 2006

N.E.W. Community Medical Clinic at NWTC opened


2012 NWTC dental services

Awarded Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Status

Expanded dental services at NWTC with dedicated space


Epic logo

EPIC electronic medical record installed


2022 Broadway clinic

2022 Broadway Clinic

West side Broadway Clinic opened