Fast Facts

Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic is the only full-time, full-service clinic of its kind in the region. With a staff of countless healthcare and lay volunteers, Matthew 25 provides free medical, dental, and vision services to the uninsured, low-income residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.


Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic is inspired by the Gospel (Matthew 25:35-40) to provide free primary healthcare services to uninsured, low-income residents of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

Brief History

The idea of Matthew 25 began in the hearts of ministry-minded people in our community back in 1976. The volunteers of the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen served meals to people in our community and sensed that greater physical needs existed. So a small group of them began praying about what to do.

On May 1, 1976, they opened a free medical clinic—Matthew 25—in a small house on Clay Street for the needy of the community. Three years later, in 1979, Matthew 25 added dental services. 


Healthcare and lay volunteers sustain our organization, giving thousands of hours worth of service annually.


Matthew 25 receives no governmental monies. We depend entirely on gifts from individuals, churches, organizations, and corporations—as well as grants from foundations.

Other Services

In addition to meeting primary medical needs, Matthew 25 offers:

  • Specialty Clinics
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hearing assistance
  • Nephrology
  • Hypertension
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Ophthalmology and optometry
  • Pain management
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary and asthma
  • Urology
  • Women’s and men’s health
  • Dental Clinics
  • Exams
  • Extractions
  • Restorations
  • Dentures
  • X-rays
  • Medication Assistance
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Medical supplies
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Referrals to social service organizations
  • Information about community resources
  • Wellness Programs and Social Counseling
  • Oral health
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight reduction
  • Internships for Area University Students
  • Pharmacy, dental hygiene, and physician assistant students