Guadalupe Free Clinic Approved for Full Clinic Membership

VAFCC Welcomes the Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach as Full Clinic Member.

The Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach is now a full member clinic in the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC). A mark of distinction, this membership level not only reflects a commitment to serving our state's sickest and most vulnerable, but also demonstrates meeting best practice membership standards attesting to the clinic's soundness in nonprofit management and patient care.
“The volunteers, staff and Board of Directors at the Guadalupe Free Clinic have a deep devotion to their mission and ultimately those in need in their community,” states Rufus Phillips, VAFCC CEO. “This dedication is evident by the success of the clinic in unselfishly serving vulnerable individuals and families, especially in the past several years during the COVID-19 pandemic in which the clinic stepped up to provide critical public health services and information.”
Additionally, Lance Carrington, the Executive Director with the Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach affirms that “full membership with the VAFCC enhances the clinic's capabilities, thereby, providing our current and future patients with highly professional, all-encompassing, completely free healthcare. I look forward to our clinic's future with the VAFCC which will provide tremendous support in our efforts to achieve our very important mission."
Established in 2005, the Guadalupe Free Clinic, an apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, is a donor-supported, volunteer-staffed free health clinic that seeks to serve the indigent, working poor and medically uninsured residents of the Town of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County, Virginia. Guided by Catholic principles for health care, the Clinic seeks to assist in the total healing of all patients.
  • Services: Primary medical care, pharmaceuticals, and referrals to specialists, and access to some dental and mental health services.
  • Service Area: Westmoreland County, and the City of Colonial Beach
  • Serving: Low-income patients lacking insurance. VAFCC is dedicated to supporting, strengthening, and advocating for member clinics as they deliver quality health care to Virginia's low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents. VAFCC membership standards ensures a level of quality care that benefits patients, communities, and Virginia. 
Guadalupe Free Clinic is one of 60 free and charitable clinic members across the state working towards a healthier Virginia. “Every person deserves access to basic healthcare services, and Virginia's network of free and charitable clinics are there to provide inclusive services to those that fall through the gaps of the healthcare system,” said Rufus Phillips, CEO of the VAFCC. “The clinics serve as a safety net to those in need by providing patients with a medical home and a pathway to better health regardless of their ability to pay.” To learn more be sure to visit


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