C.A.R.E. Clinics

C.A.R.E. stands for “Communities Are Responding Everyday”


C.A.R.E. Clinics were held by the NAFC to highlight the work done everyday in Free and Charitable Clinics across the country to provide access to health care to the nation's medically underserved. 

The clinic events were designed to turn convention centers or arena floors into the world’s largest doctor’s office for a day.  On average, each clinic has over 60 patient exam rooms, testing centers, mental health services, and vision and dental examinations. Each clinic has an average of 900 volunteers, medical and non-medical, and treats an average of 1,000 patients in the eight-hour time frame.

The first C.A.R.E Clinic was held in Houston in September 2009.  Since then the NAFC has held additional clinics in New Orleans (four times), LA; Kansas City, MO (twice); Little Rock, AR; Hartford, CT; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Washington D.C., Tacoma, WA, Madison, WI and Dallas, TX (twice) for a total of 16 C.A.R.E. Clinics that provided free quality medical care to over 18,600 uninsured people with the help of over 17,000 volunteers.  These clinics also connected uninsured people to the many resources available to them in their area, including local Free and Charitable Clinics as well as other safety net providers.

These events have been documented by the  Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News, PARADE Magazine, and additional international, national and local area news outlets.

  • For a full overview report of 2016 Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE
  • To view pictures from the 2016 Dallas C.A.R.E. Clinic, please CLICK HERE.


C.A.R.E. Clinic Videos

For a closer look at the NAFC C.A.R.E. Clinic, please visit the following websites for a few related videos:

Video with Photo Montage of C.A.R.E. Clinics: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeClinics#p/a/u/2/bswCtWiJxQI

Kansas City C.A.R.E. Clinic: http://youtu.be/E2IXpiecI9Q

Charlotte NC C.A.R.E. Clinic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYCcH7fbWnU


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