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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Health and Wellness Services - Appleton

Walk-In Health & Wellness Clinic

In Appleton, we offer a Wellness Health Clinic that provides a variety of medical services. 

  • Blood pressure screening and counseling
  • Cholesterol screening and counseling
  • Diabetes screening and counseling
  • Pulse
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness coaching, including weight and BMI checks
  • Health screening with health risk assessment
  • Influenza A and B testing
  • Basic colon screening
  • Hypothyroidism screening
  • Medication reviews

Health Screenings

Throughout the year, we partner with other community groups to provide wellness classes and health screenings at little to no cost:

  • Audiologist services: hearing tests, hearing aid services including cleaning and repair
  • Vision testing
  • Dermatologist services: free skin cancer screenings 
  • Flu and pneumonia shots: in the fall
  • Medication checks with a pharmacist: As requested throughout the year 
  • ​Lab Screenings: In the spring and fall, individuals can obtain basic lab work at a reasonable cost:
    • Chem 20 + Lipid (12hr fast), Chem 20+Lipid+CBC (12hr fast), Lipid + Glu (12hr fast), CBC (Complete Blood Count), TSH (Thyroid), Hemoglobin A1C (12hr fast).   

Free Conversations With A Registered Nurse

Our registered nurse can discuss treatment options for various health conditions. We cannot write prescriptions for medication or treatments, but we will provide phone referrals, if needed, to your doctor. Conditions our nurse can talk with you about include:

  • General health concerns: seasonal allergies, bladder and urinary tract infections, cold and flu, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, ear issues, fever, headaches and migraines, joint pain, laryngitis, Lyme disease, minor back pain, eye infections and irritations, sinus infections, sore throat, upper respiratory infections
  • Skin Conditions: athlete's foot, eczema, hives, oral, mouth & cold sores, ringworm, shingles, skin infections, irritations and rashes, sunburn, tick/insect bites and stings and wart removal

Monitoring and Case Management Services 

  • Acid influx and acid indigestion, asthma, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer treatment side effect               


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

For more information on the wellness clinic services, complete the contact us form below.

Our health and wellness services in Appleton are available on the first come, first serve basis. This service is funded by the federal Older Americans Act through the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Outagamie County Branch thus participants may donate toward the cost of the service.

Foot Care Clinic

As part of our Wellness Clinic, we offer foot care clinic appointments at our Appleton location, Monday through Thursday. Community members of any age who struggle with foot care needs because of conditions like diabetes; hip or knee surgery; vision issues; challenges due to stroke; alzheimer's or dementia; tremors; arthritis; individuals on anti-coagulation medication; and neuropathy can receive care from our registered nurse.

The nurse will assess feet, toenails and lower legs, discussing any concerns that are observed, and uses both a nippers and a dermal with specialized bits to trim and reshape the nails. A foot massage, including the application of lotion, finishes the experience.

The fee is $30 the first visit and $25 thereafter.  

To schedule an appointment, call LSS Foot Care Clinic at 920-225-1727 or complete the contact us form below.

Right at Home Foot Care Services

If you have a health issue that makes it difficult to come to our onsite foot care clinic, we offer in-home services through Right at Home.

Registered nurses travel to your home to assess the health of your feet, toenails and lower legs completing the same assessment and care you would receive in our onsite foot care clinic. 

If you struggle to complete any of the activities listed below, you might benefit from receiving Right at Home foot care: 

  • Using utensils and eating without help
  • Getting in and out of bed or a chair
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Getting in and out of the bath or shower or preparing the bath, washing and drying self
  • Completing toilet activities and personal hygiene
  • Walking up and down a flight of stairs or walking without assistance
  • Preparing own meals
  • Shopping for personal items and/or groceries
  • Medication management
  • Traveling in a van, taxi, bus or car
  • Using the telephone
  • Handling bill-paying, banking, etc.
  • Doing light housework, and doing heavy housework or outside chores

Foot care services are offered for a suggested donation of $55. 


Foot care appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment or request more information, call 920-225-1722 or complete the contact us form below.


LSS offers this service in collaboration with the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Outagamie County Branch. Participant donations and federal Older Americans Act funds support this service. Services offered in individual homes, assisted living, CBRF and nursing homes are for Outagamie County residents age 60 and older who are not able to access community clinics throughout the county and have trouble with ADL (Activities of Daily Living) and/or IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living).  

Visually Impaired People Support Group 

Are you or a loved one visually impaired? Do you feel isolated or discouraged? The Vision Impairment Person (VIP) support group meets monthly for social, educational and recreational activities, helping you make connections with people who experience vision impairment challenges, too. Learn how to adjust and cope with your vision impairment, discuss your feelings, share experiences, receive support, and exchange ideas and information with others who face the same thing. At first, you may be nervous to share your personal experiences and feelings. 

VIP Support Group Benefits:

  • Feel less lonely and isolated
  • Gain a sense of empowerment, self-confidence and control
  • Learn to cope in healthy ways and adjust to vision loss
  • Talk openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Manage stress, depression or anxiety
  • Develop an understanding of what to expect with your situation
  • Get practical advice and useful information 
  • Discover resources, services, and devices that meet your needs
  • Have the chance to help and support others
  • Receive inspiration and motivation from others’ stories
  • Set goals and prepare for the future with hope

Support Group Meeting Information

Second Tuesday of each month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
820 W. College Avenue, Appleton

To request more information, complete the form below.

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