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The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) released a statement this week detailing the focus of the...
When AmeriCares Free Clinics opened a new facility to treat the uninsured in Stamford last month, it didn’t take long to...


March 16, 2017

Last night NAFC Board Member and Executive Director of the Americares Free Clinics in Connecticut Karen Gottlieb...

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March 09, 2017

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and our members continue to place people over...

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Medical Care for the underserved isn't a dream, it's reality


Penny Goldin is a retired teacher with 35 years of classroom experience who wanted to give back to her community. Five years ago this November was the first of what would become hundreds of Thursday evenings at Ithaca Free Clinic for Penny. She recollects that we were in our original (smaller) facility, that our clinic... Read More
Witnessing firsthand the enormous disparity in America’s healthcare system is a powerfully moving experience. On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2009 in New Orleans; in 2010 in Charlotte; and in 2012 in Dallas as a medical student, I saw the same story play out before my eyes. Patients, thousands of patients, from all... Read More
As a future physician I truly enjoy volunteering at West Virginia Health Right Free Clinic in Charleston, WV because I can provide a much needed service in my community while learning from some of the most compassionate and superb medical providers who share the same passion and vision for giving back. I believe that by... Read More
Dr. Kashinsky worked at Kaiser Permanente as a family physician until he retired 5 years ago at age 64. He first came to the Free Clinic of Simi Valley after he helped start the residency physician program at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills, California. “Dr. Kash” as he is called by the Clinic staff, helps to supervise 6... Read More
Physical disability hasn’t kept Ken Kling from making a difference in our community. After a 25-year career, disability rendered Ken physically unable to work and battling depression. Then he discovered that helping others was one of the best ways to take care of himself. In Elmira, NY, he volunteered at an addiction recovery... Read More

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