CARING – Nurse Managed Community Clinic

CARING (Community Assessment Resources and Intervention through Nursing Guidance) is a collaborative health and wellness program.


CARING provides accessible health promotion and health education services to the medically underserved and homeless through an ongoing collaborative partnership between Viterbo University, the La Crosse County Health Department, and The Salvation Army for the mutual benefit of the community’s health and student learning.


The Salvation Army, Viterbo University School of Nursing, and the La Crosse County Health Department partnered in 2000 to create the CARING program to provide free health promotion and disease prevention services to the La Crosse community. Over 2,000 community members have received free health services from the CARING clinic nurses.

Services include:
  • Weekly blood pressure screening
  • General health screening
  • Mental health screening
  • Preventative health care
  • Health education
  • Cholesterol/ diabetes screening
  • Flu shots
  • Foot care
  • Collaborative health and wellness program including: psychiatrist Dr. Trannel and Viterbo University Mental Health Counseling practicum students
  • Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health System Resident Program

Located at Salvation Army, 223 North 8th Street, La Crosse, WI