- Start a Free Clinic in Your Community (pdf)
A Volunteers in Health Care Guide Many communities are searching for ways to provide affordable health care to their uninsured, low-income residents. One mechanism for filling in the gaps of the safety net is to create a free clinic using a central group of volunteers. READ MORE
- Start a Free Dental Clinic in Your Community (pdf)
A Volunteers in Health Care Guide One of the recurring health problems faced by Health Care for the Homeless volunteers was dental disease. Often, patients would present with abscessed teeth and swollen faces. They could be treated for infection with antibiotics, but nothing definitive could be done about their caries or periodontal disease. READ MORE
- Donation of Prescription Drug Samples to Free Clinics Guidance (pdf)
Sample Job Descriptions for Free and Charitable Clinics
Join the NAFC today and have access to our extensive resource library exclusively for our members. This library includes many useful documents for Free and Charitable Clinics to use. The library includes sample Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Thank You Letters, Policy and Procedures, Sexual Harassment Policies, Handbooks, Fundraising Tools and much more!
Study on the Connection Between Free Clinic and Emergency Department Visits
Hwang, Liao, Griffin, and Foley Do Free Clinics Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits? The Virginian Experience Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 23 (2012): 1189–1204
The Public Health Service (PHS) Act section 224(o) extends the ability for volunteers, employees, board members, officers, and contractors of qualified free clinics to be deemed as employees for the PHS for purposes of medical malpractice. This deeming status in turn provides medical malpractice coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
More information can be found at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/freeclinics/.
This program has saved free clinics hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception and is a great opportunity for free clinics. The Free Clinics FTCA Program is administered by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We have partnered with BPHC and the FTCA program to provide technical assistance to those currently deemed or researching the process. While we will answer as many questions as we can, the NAFC recommends you contact Felicia Eshragh at BPHC.
Contact freeclinicsFTCA@hrsa.gov or the Office of Quality and Data at (301) 594-0818 for more information.
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How Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Can Help the Nation’s Free Clinics
The NAFC and AHRQ hosted a Wed conference On March 30, 2011 on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Free Clinics.
The Web conference featured AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., NAFC Executive Director Nicole Lamoureux, and Dr. Karen Friday of the Common Ground Clinic in New Orleans, LA. In addition to an overview of Free Clinics and the populations they serve, the group discussed how patient-centered outcomes research and tools can benefit the nation’s Free Clinics.
- Listen to the Audio of the Presentation (MP3)
- View the Slide Presentation (PDF)
- View the Transcript of the Presentation (PDF)