Sinclair Health Clinic Expanding Coverage through Medicaid

09/04/18

“We are in a health-care professional shortage area. There’s not enough primary care providers in town to handle an influx of 1,600 patients on day one,” said Brandon T. Jennings, free clinic executive director, who also is a clinical pharmacist. “We felt it was necessary to completely change our business model to continue to serve this population.”

Remote Area Medical Loses Founder Stan Brock

08/30/18

It is with great sadness that Remote Area Medical announces the passing of their Founder and President, Stan Brock.

323,000 Virginias will remain uninsured after Medicaid expansion

08/20/18

A massive shift is on the horizon for Virginia’s health care landscape as the state prepares to expand its Medicaid program, but more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians will likely remain, many continuing to rely on the state’s free clinics.

Registration Opens for VAFCC Annual Conference

08/09/18

VAFCC's Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking meeting for Virginia’s free and charitable clinics and their safety net partners and advocates. This year's conference will be geared towards providing professional development and insight on operational and administration topics that will be impacted by impending Medicaid expansion as well as innovative programs and best practices for patient care.

Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic celebrates 20 years of service

08/09/18

After raising more than $74,000 and securing a 1,300-square-foot building donated by Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, the clinic opened Aug. 1, 1998, providing services two nights a week. Founder Ann Quinn recalls sitting on the porch of the clinic on that hot, humid opening night and thinking, maybe the clinic won’t be needed in 10 years. Maybe the national health care system will figure itself out, and people will receive rightful access to health care at no cost.

Charlottesville Free Clinic says it won't accept Medicaid

07/27/18

Six months before an estimated 400,000 Virginians become newly eligible for Medicaid, the Charlottesville Free Clinic has said it will not accept the federal program. The clinic will shift an estimated 400 current patients to other providers, but it is assuring donors and patients that its mission remains the same: serving uninsured and underinsured Central Virginians.

The Free Clinic of Danville celebrates 25th Anniversary

07/20/18

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Free Clinic of Danville, which celebrated this milestone on July 12 when Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones proclaimed it “Free Clinic Appreciation Day” and telemedicine through the University of Virginia was introduced. The clinic provides health care with a focus on education and wellness to qualified uninsured individuals in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Free Clinic in Lynchburg to accept Medicaid in 2019

07/10/18

With Medicaid expansion less than six months away, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia has taken steps to ensure nearly 3,000 of its patients expected to qualify for Medicaid continue to receive care from the nonprofit.

Calling for Nominations: Champions of Health Care

06/26/18

The Champions of Health Care is a celebration of Virginia’s health safety net. These awards recognize leaders in the community who make a true impact on the health and quality of life in Virginia. We will celebrate these remarkable individuals and entities at VAFCC’s Annual Conference during our 25th Anniversary Banquet on Sunday, October 21st in Fairfax, VA. VAFCC invites all interested parties to submit a nomination to honor individuals and entities who have made a real difference in health care for the underserved citizens of Virginia.

Health Wagon’s Executive Director Featured on Lifetime’s Her America representing the state of Virginia.

06/17/18

The Health Wagon’s Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Tyson, family nurse practitioner is being featured in Lifetime’s Her America. This is a Lifetime digital content series that features the stories of real American women told through films, essays and podcasts. The Health Wagon is honored to have Dr. Tyson represent the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lifetime traveled to all 50 states, asked thousands of questions and arrived at one conclusion. They saw that American women defy labels, don’t fit easily into boxes and despite differences, have lots in common.

Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

06/07/18

On June 7, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam signed the state budget into law. The budget includes funding and language to expand Medicaid to qualified adults up to 138% FPL.

Goochland Nonprofit Unveils New $7M Clinic Facility

02/06/18

A local nonprofit has opened its new $7 million home base. Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services held a grand opening last week for its facility at 2999 River Road W., dubbed Goochland Cares.

VAFCC Hosting Series of Regional Workshops

01/26/18

VAFCC is hosting a series of workshops over the next few months for free clinic staff and volunteers as well as free clinic board members. These workshops focus on a variety of topics such as workplace safety, staff development, and fundraising and are open to VAFCC Members and non-members as well.

$8M clinic opens on Fifth Street, aims to increase health care access in Lynchburg

01/18/18

It is expected to serve about 3,000 patients annually and act as a second location for the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on Main Street, which serves the uninsured, underinsured and individuals with an income less than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level — about $24,600 for a family of four.

See The Health Wagon's segment on 60 Minutes

01/05/18

Nurse practitioners are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia -- medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid. Scott Pelley reports.

Free Clinics Transform Lives

11/28/17

The Arlington Free Clinic in northern Virginia transformed the life of one of their patients, Mario.

Serving the Mountain Communities

11/15/17

Healing Hands Health Center celebrates two decades of serving the communities along the Virginia/Tennessee border.

Can Donations of Unused Medications Help?

11/08/17

Could the donation of unused medications make a difference to seniors and low-income adults? This is something being explored in Virginia.