Membership in the NAFC is open to Free or Charitable medical and dental Clinics, central fill pharmacies and Free or Charitable Clinic associations through three types of memberships: General, Corporate or State and Regional Association membership.
- GENERAL CLINIC MEMBERSHIP - Free or Charitable Clinics that are a 501c3 organization or a program component of a 501c3 organization that utilize volunteers to service the un and underinsured in America can join the NAFC. Please download the membership application and contact the NAFC using our contact page if you have any questions.
Free & Charitable Clinic Member Application
- CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - Companies have the unique opportunity to support America’s Free and Charitable Clinics by becoming a corporate partner of the NAFC. For more information on the various opportunities, please contact the NAFC Director of Outreach, Ariana Gordillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-647-7427.
- STATE/REGIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP - State and Regional Free and Charitable Clinic Associations are eligible for membership with the NAFC. Please download the membership application and contact the NAFC using our contact page if you have any questions.
State/Regional Association Application
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Value of NAFC Membership
- "We benefit tremendously from our partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. As long-term NAFC members, we rely heavily on their research and dissemination of best practices to develop new and shape existing approaches to delivering high-quality health care. For free clinics like ours, the NAFC offers unparalleled networking and learning opportunities, particularly through the Annual Charitable Health Care Symposium. Perhaps most importantly, we and other NAFC members rely on their public policy advocacy to help maintain the viability of free and charitable clinics, which is especially important during times of great change within our nation’s health care system." - Sabrina Niggel, Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC
- "In one word our clinic's membership in NAFC is "priceless." NAFC is invaluable in advocating for free & charitable clinics on the national political front, as well as, with top notch, cutting-edge vendors. NAFC recently intervened personally for WV Health Right and saved our clinic $70,000 on our new EMR. I had hit a dollars "dead end" in negotiations on my own and was ready to throw in the towel but Nicole and her staff turned it around in one day making our dream of having a stellar EMR possible. AMAZING! Nicole and her staff are also spot on in their representation of our clinics in the press. I would not think of running my clinic without having NAFC in my corner, period. She and her staff never cease to amaze me with their devotion of time, talent and dedication to the plight of free and charitable clinics in America." - Angie Settle, West Virginia Health Right, Inc., Charleston, WV
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is the only national non-profit whose mission is solely focused on the needs of Free and Charitable Clinics and the populations they serve.
The Advocate for America's Free and Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the primary advocate and supporter of America's Free and Charitable Clinics. As the national voice for our Clinics, the NAFC has an active role in helping to shape national health care policy and legislation that affect Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve.
Our extensive national network of relationships with local and regional Free and Charitable Clinic leaders, policy makers, and vendors is focused on delivering medical and dental care to the families and individuals served by our clinics.
Expanded Free and Charitable Clinic Purchasing Power
NAFC member Free and Charitable Clinics benefit from the collective purchasing power of our association that results in reduced costs for medical/dental supplies and the opportunity to receive donated pharmaceuticals and supplies.
NAFC makes available donated medications to member Clinics. In 2007 alone, over $40 million dollars in donated major pharmaceuticals were distributed to NAFC member Clinics.
NAFC also makes available to member Clinics deeply discounted prices on much needed medical products through our national partnerships.
Practical Help for Starting and Operating a Free or Charitable Clinic
Starting and operating a Free or Charitable Clinic is a commitment of the heart but it also requires practical skills and organization. NAFC helps community and faith-based organizations interested in starting a Free or Charitable Clinic understand the aspects to take into consideration as well as connects them to the right educational resources.
Access to Funding Sources and Important Clinic Information
NAFC's website, www.nafcclinics.org, is a major resource for staff, board members and volunteers of Free and Charitable Clinics. It has the latest information on clinic staffing, funding and operations; getting access to donated and discounted pharmaceutical and medical supplies; health care policy and legislative issues that affect Free and Charitable Clinics; and educational and professional development opportunities for NAFC members.
Networking, Continuing Education and Retirement Plan
The annual NAFC Symposium is the only national meeting of Free and Charitable Clinic leaders dedicated to addressing the needs, concerns and issues of our Clinics. The Symposium combines plenary sessions on major issues, practical workshops on topics related to operating a local Free or Charitable Clinic, and networking with clinic leaders from throughout the nation.
Participation in retirement plans for NAFC member Clinic staff is available through our partnership with Mutual of America.