Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Richmond, the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC) is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of free and charitable clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, technicians, and other health care professionals, and the patients served by free and charitable clinics in communities throughout the Commonwealth.
We believe that every person deserves access to basic healthcare services. Therefore, VAFCC supports Virginia’s network of free and charitable clinics to adapt to Virginia’s changing healthcare landscape in order to serve those who fall through the gaps of the healthcare system with compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
VAFCC has been leading the healthcare safety net in Virginia for more than 25 years by bringing healthcare leaders, professionals, community members, and stakeholders together to partner in support of our mission so Virginia’s underserved have access to comprehensive, quality health care.
Who We Help:Hardworking individuals and families that lack health care options and would otherwise go without care.
What We Do:Improve healthcare access by supporting, strengthening, and promoting a robust, high-quality free and charitable clinic system and supporting clinic operations
How We Do It:
- Advocacy & Public Education: VAFCC serves as the collective voice representing Virginia’s network of free and charitable clinics -- championing clinic issues and concerns with legislators, policy makers, state agencies and regulatory boards as well as fostering public awareness, engagement, and appreciation of the work and impact of free clinics
- Professional & Organizational Development - VAFCC supports the continuous enhancement of clinic operation and workforce by providing capacity building opportunities and technical assistance resources based on best practices in nonprofit management as well as ensuring quality of patient care and clinic operations through the application of industry standards and best practices
- Strategic Partnerships & Resource - VAFCC works to enhance clinic capacity and sustainability through furthering alliances, collaborations, and resource development to support clinic sustainability as well as leveraging collective impact for greater clinic benefit