Free and Reduced Cost Medical Care at a Health Safety Net Organization

Free and charitable clinics, community health centers, and other similar organizations make up Virginia’s health safety net. They provide free or reduced cost health care services.

Health safety net organizations are located in many Virginia communities. All provide medical care and access to needed prescription medicines. Some offer dental and or behavioral health services, too. Each has its own eligibility guidelines. Call your local health safety net organization or visit its website for more information.

To find a health safety net organization near you, click on the links below.

  • Find a Free and Charitable Clinic. Free and charitable clinics usually care for patients with qualifying incomes. Some also accept patients with Medicaid/FAMIS.
  • Find a Community Health Center near you. Community health centers are available to anyone, with the cost of care determined by a patient’s household income. Community health centers also accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance.

Every Virginia community has a Community Services Board that provides behavioral health services, primarily for people with serious mental illness.

Some Virginia communities have a dental safety net organization that offers reduced cost dental services

All Virginia communities are also served by a local health department. Some health department services are different in each community. Typically, health departments provide prenatal and well-baby care, family planning services, and/or immunizations. Others may refer to other providers in their communities

Last Updated on October 23, 2023