About Us

Smiling NurseThe Cerro Gordo County Free Health Care Clinic opened in 2009 to meet the needs of residents who do not have health insurance or are inadequately insured. In addition to addressing immediate healthcare needs, clinic providers will help clients find a "medical home." This may include helping a client enroll in the Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa Charity Care, Medicare, Medicaid, HAWK-I, or other programs. Providers will also help clients find prescription assistance.

Clinic Location

Our clinic is located 1327 Sixth St. SW in Mason City.

Clinic Hours

2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Making an Appointment

Patients can call 888-669-4662 Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Mission Statement

To provide uninsured county residents access to free, quality, basic health care services that are culturally sensitive and non-judgmental.

Vision Statement

A financially secured collaborative network providing access to sustainable free health care clinic services for all Cerro Gordo County residents.

Board of Directors

  • Amy Fleming, Chair
  • Brian Hanft, Vice Chair
  • Deborah Abben, Secretary
  • Candi Schickel, Treasurer
  • Dr. Mark Johnson
  • Dave Grooters
  • Dr. Patrick Trenary

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Medical Team


Mica Harris, Clinic Manager -

Harris received an associate in arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College, an associate degree in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, a baccalaureate of science degree in nursing from The University of Iowa, a master’s of science degree in nursing leadership and management and a post-master’s certificate in nursing education from Walden University.  She has a doctorate in nursing practice from St. Catherine University and is a board certified nurse executive.  She's worked at Heritage Care Center as a charge nurse, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa as a home care nurse, infusion specialist, NICU nurse, GI lab nurse, and PICC team leader.

Dr. Amy Tesar, Medical Director - I am currently Medical Director for the Free Clinic and work on Saturdays as one of the providers.  My experience is in primary care.  I work at Iowa Specialty Hospital.  Before that I worked for the Mason City VA Outpatient Clinic.  I am boarded in Internal Medicine and completed my residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  I went to Des Moines University for medical school and prior to that went Wellesley College in Boston for undergraduate training.  I am originally from Des Moines Iowa but have lived in Clear Lake for the last eight years. 


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1261
Mason City, IA 50402-1261