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Upcoming Event

[ASK the provider] Low or no health insurance? You still deserve healthcare!

[ASK the provider] Low or no health insurance? You still deserve healthcare!

Join FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic for an opportunity to ask questions and engage with professionals serving the trans/non-binary community.

Topic: Low or no health insurance?  You still deserve healthcare!

We all deserve physical and mental health care.  This session will explore getting the care you need with or without insurance.  We’ll  discuss how to access affordable health insurance (possibly at no cost to you).  We’ll share where you can seek care without insurance, and how to navigate systems that often seem to prioritize payment over people.


Zoom link


Use computer audio or dial in:

+1 929 205 6099

+1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 980 0837 2867


Presenters:  Joanna Woodbury and Carolyn Wesolowski

Joanna Woodbury

Joanna Woodbury is an experienced Certified Social Worker and has worked in HIV care since 2007.  She serves as the Social Services Program Manager overseeing social work, mental health and pharmacy services provided in the Inclusion Health and Infectious Disease Clinics. Joanna has a strong passion for leadership, medical social work, HIV care and prevention, and LGBTQ affirming healthcare.

Carolyn Wesolowski

Carolyn is a proud Milwaukee native with a love of urban exploration both at home and beyond. She has a Master’s in Community Counseling from Marquette University with a focus on trauma-informed counseling and care. Carolyn’s work has primarily focused on supporting people living with HIV in a social services capacity, which led her to her current role as a Linkage to Care Specialist with the Medical College of Wisconsin. She finds herself incredibly fortunate to share in the vibrancy of so many lives in such a profound way. Her work and passions also support the Froedtert Inclusion Health Clinic and the broader LGBTQ+ community.


About ASK events:

ASK the Expert events are open periods of regularly scheduled time (Tuesdays from 6-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1-2:00pm) where you can ask questions to health care providers, mental health professionals, social workers, advocates, and lawyers.

Initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions and topics discussed may focus on medical issues, mental health concerns, coping skills, access to public benefits, links to resources, where and how to access support. Each session will have a broad focus within these areas. Come with your questions. Sit back. Or lean in.

If you miss the live events, they’ll be recorded!

All ASK events will have an ASL interpreter.  Please reach out with any access needs.

PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites.  PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.

This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


May 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm America/Chicago