Not all free clinics in Virginia are members of the Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. On this map are VAFCC member and affiliate member clinics only. These clinics are independent, nonprofit, volunteer-driven and community-based organizations. Each clinic sets its own eligibility requirements and guidelines, and all must be contacted directly for help. Clinics are funded through community donations, grants and special events. They do not receive money from the federal government.
Clinics offer a variety of health care services, including medical, dental, vision, mental health and pharmacy services. However, not all clinics offer all services. Not all areas of Virginia have a free or charitable clinic. These organizations are created and operated by a compassionate, dedicated group of volunteers, and if that group does not exist in a local community, a clinic cannot exist.
Some may request a voluntary donation from their patients; some may charge a small fee or request no payment at all. Each clinic is different, and the VAFCC encourages you to contact the clinic directly with specific questions.
The common characteristics that most clinics follow:
Serve the Uninsured: Most clinics only serve those without health insurance, however there are several who serve Medicaid eligible patients.
Serve Their Local Area: Clinics typically only see clients who live in their local area, usually the county. However, some clinics serve multiple counties and this information can be located on our map, as well as on the clinic’s web site.
Have Income Restrictions: There are maximum income levels set, based on the Federal Poverty Level.
Provide Services Based on Volunteer Time: Clinics are volunteer-driven, and can only provide services if the volunteer providers are present. Some clinics are open 5 days a week and others are only open for 3 hours, once a week.
Clinics provide what they can, for as many as they can, when they can. Please be considerate as your local clinic tries to help you.
If there is not a free clinic in your area or you do not meet the eligibility requirements of a clinic, please see if there is a Community Health Center that can provide the services you need. Use this link to locate a Community Health Center.