Our Mission


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 ability to pay.

Our Mission:

The mission of the VAFCC is to support and advocate for our member clinics so that Virginia’s underserved have access to quality care.
 

Our Vision:

The vision of the VAFCC is a Virginia where all people have equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care.
 

Our Values:

  • Integrity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
 

Our Commitment:

The VAFCC was established on the belief that health care is a right and not a privilege. As an organization we value human dignity and champion access to quality, compassionate healthcare services for all people regardless of race, color, or nation of origin. Together with our membership, we not only provide access to quality health care for the medically underserved across the state, but also work to overcome the health inequities many marginalized communities face. 
 
As an organization, we affirm our continued support of Virginia’s communities of color and the need to address systemic racism by continuing our efforts toward achieving health equity and minimizing the socio-economic inequities that influence people’s health. We endeavor to be agents of change, hope and healing in pursuit of a healthier Commonwealth.
 

Our Financials:


View our Articles of Incorporation.
View our most recent Annual Report


A Lifesaving Investment

Working towards a Virginia where all people have access to comprehensive, quality healthcare by supporting and advocating for our member clinics so that hardworking individuals and families are protected from healthcare crises.

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