Press & Media
The Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC) is happy to work with the news media and other digital partners to raise awareness of the critical role free and charitable clinics play in providing care to the Commonwealth’s underserved and to engage the public in a discussions on the need for accessible quality healthcare for all.
If you are a member of a news or media organization and need assistance, please contact Rebecca Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.340.3434.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Richmond, the Virginia Association of Free & 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.
- Accessible quality healthcare is not only a basic human right, but also fundamental to good health -- leading to stronger communities and a thriving state of Virginia.
- VAFCC is the nation's oldest free and charitable clinic association.
- In the past year, Virginia's 60+ network of free and charitable clinics provided greater than $203 million in care to more than 645,000 patients that would otherwise gone without.
- Virginia's Free Clinics Launch Statewide Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Growning Need Due to (Health & Economic) Pandemic, November, 2020
- Delta Dental of Virginia Contributes $500K in Response to COVID-19, April 2020
- Surgery Center of Lynchburg Contributes $1 Millon to Southwest Free Clinics, February 2020
- VA. Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Selects Rufus Phillips as new CEO, May 2019
- Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health Donate $1.5 Million to Virginia's Free Clinics, March 2019
- Virginia's Network of Free & Charitable Clinics Provided $191 Million in Care, January 2019
- VAFCC Welcomes Free Clinic of the Twin Counties as Full Clinic Member, January 2019
- Honoring Those That Have Made A Difference, September 2018
VAFCC In the News:
- The Case for Strong Partnerships Between Free Clinics and Health System, December 2020
- Northam Sign Revised Biennial Budget, November 2020
- How Virginia's Free Clinics Will Spend CARES Act Funding, November 2020
- Greene Care Clinic Receives COVID-19 Support, November 2020
- Virginia Coronavirus Upates: Officials Worry About New Peak with Winter Weather, October 2020
- Governor Northam Allocates CARES Act Dollars to Help Free Clinics, October 2020
- COVID-19 Hits as Record Number of ALICE Families Priced Out of Survival, July 2020
- Virginia's Primary Care Facilities Want More Resources From State as Demand for Testing Grows, July, 2020
- The Coronavirus Underscores Critical Role of Virginia's Free Clinics, June 2020
- Coronavirus & Protests: Standing Up Against Injustice While Taking Precautions, June 2020
- Virginia Free Clinics Care for More Patients During the Pandemic, as Donations Drop, May 2020
- VCU Grad is Organizing Volunteers to Help Meet Free Clinic Need Across Virginia, May 2020
- Giving: Delta Dental Donates to Free Clinics, April 2020
- Free Clinics Deal with Volunteer Shortage, Canceled Fundraisers as Economic Hardship Looms, March 2020
- Free Clinics to Receive $1 From Lynchburg Surgery Center, February 2020
- Spanberger Concludes Nine-Stop Healthcare Tour Across Central Virginia, November 2019
- As Medicaid Expands to More Adults, Safety-Net Clinics Adjust, June 2019
- New Hires, Promotions & Departures, May 2019
- Medicaid Expansion Means Critical Role for Virginia’s Free Clinics, December 2018
- With Medicaid Expansion, Rural Virginia Clinics Face a Tough Decision, October 2018
- Virginia Medicaid Expansion Means Free Clinics May Have to Rethink Their Business Models, October 2018