Free Clinics

Free Clinics 

Here at the Virginia Health Care Foundation, we are an important part of Virginia’s health safety net. We support the free clinics and community health centers that DO provide care. If you need help or testing, contact the Free Clinic near you. To find it, click on this Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics’ map.

While we don’t provide care or testing —Free Clinics provide low-income, uninsured Virginians with free or low cost health services. They depend on the generosity of volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists and other health professionals. They also rely on community support, and benefit from grants from foundations like the Virginia Health Care Foundation to help them expand services and care for more patients. They do not receive federal or state funding.

What kind of care can I get at a Free Clinic? 

All of Virginia’s free clinics provide basic health care services and help patients get free or low cost prescription medications. Some also provide dental services and/or mental health care.

How do I know if I am eligible to receive care at a Free Clinic?

Each clinic sets its own income eligibility requirements. Depending on which clinic is in your area, the income limit ranges between 100% or 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Contact your local free clinic to find out its income eligibility requirements. You’ll also need to find out whether the clinic is accepting new patients. Some free clinics have been so overwhelmed with the increase in new patients that they have had to establish waiting lists or lotteries to determine who can receive care.

Is there a Free Clinic near me?

Find a Virginia free clinic by clicking on the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics’ map. (*Note, the list includes only those free clinics that are members of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.)  Some free clinics have more than one location within a community.

When are Free Clinics open?

Every free clinic sets its own hours and days of operation. Some are open daily, while others may be open just one night each week. Contact the free clinic nearest you to find out its schedule.

How can I learn more?

Contact a free clinic or charitable clinic in your area or visit www.vafreeclinics.org, the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics’ website.