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National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Announces Grant Funding Through Partner Direct Relief to Support Clinics on the Frontlines During COVID-19 Pandemic
Post date: April 03, 2020
Personal protective equipment donated by Direct Relief being utilized at NAFC Member Clinic Ubi Caritas in Texas.   The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announced today that Direct Relief, a longtime partner of the NAFC, will be distributing a $1 million grant program to...
NAFC Press Release
Protective Gear Bound for Approximately 1,000 U.S. Health Centers and Clinics Fighting Covid-19
Post date: March 18, 2020
San Jose, California, United States: Health Workers wear N95 masks while manning the front desk at the Foothill Community Health Center during the coronavirus outbreak. (LiPo Ching / San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris) Direct Relief this week is shipping 250,000 N95 masks and other personal protecti...
Direct Relief
5 million Texans lack health insurance. Here's how that complicates the coronavirus response.
Post date: March 10, 2020
Texas has the highest share of uninsured residents of any state, with nearly 18% of people lacking health coverage, and many are unable to take paid sick leave from work. Experts say that makes it harder to contain an outbreak. For Christian Gutierrez, preparing for a coronavirus outbreak is as much...
The Texas Tribune
Free & Charitable Clinics Awarded $125,000 to Advance Diabetes Care Among Vulnerable Populations
Post date: February 28, 2020
Photo: Hope Clinic of McKinney Direct Relief, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) today announced $125,000 in funding for five clinics through the Continuity in Care Grant Program, a three-year initiative, now in its final year, to...
Direct Relief Press Release
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Welcomes New Members and Officers to the Board of Directors
Post date: January 06, 2020
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announces new officers for their Board of Directors, as well as two new additions to the Board. Stephanie Garris, J.D., Chief Executive Officer of Grace Medical Home in Orlando, Florida has been elected to serve as Chair of the NAFC Boa...
NAFC Press Release
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Recognizes CVS Health’s Eileen Howard Boone as the NAFC 2019 Safety Net Health Care Champion Awardee
Post date: November 21, 2019
  Alexandria, VA, Nov. 21, 2019 -- The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is proud to announce that Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy for CVS Health and President of the CVS Health Foundation, has been presented...
NAFC Press Release
New WV Health Right program offers ongoing support for mothers with addiction
Post date: November 18, 2019
At West Virginia Health Right, new mothers with substance abuse problems have a new way to get themselves and their babies healthy. The HOPE program tries to connect mothers and babies directly with the health care and support they need in everything from dental care to addiction treatment and thera...
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Depression hits home hard, but resources remain few
Post date: November 15, 2019
Standing in an examination room at the Orange County Free Clinic, Kim Frye Smith, resource development director, and Dorren Brown, executive director, say the clinic sees many patients who are diagnosed with depression. Hilary Holladay The 18th century English writer Samuel Johnson called it the “b...
Daily Progress - Orange County Review
Free health clinic in Walworth Co. nears seven year anniversary
Post date: November 12, 2019
ELKHORN — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a staggering 27.5 million people across the United States have no health insurance.  For those Americans, one serious illness or catastrophic accident could mean devastating debt. Free clinics for the uninsured are available around Wisconsin.  One of t...
'If we’re not here, the people die': In the forgotten region of Appalachia, health care comes from a wagon - Nurses fill a medical care gap in rural areas
Post date: November 08, 2019
COEBURN, Va. — When nurses Teresa Tyson and Paula Hill pull their RV into the small towns of Appalachia, they bring a warmth that's part of the charm of these mountains.  They also bring help that's become scarce in this part of the country.  “It’s kind of like we’re the forgotten people," Hill says...
Lex 18 - Scripps Media, Inc.
Uninsured In The Sunshine State
Post date: October 31, 2019
ALMOST A DECADE AFTER THE AFFORDable Care Act was passed and six years after it began, with its central promise to afford every American good health insurance, about 2.7 million or 13 percent of Floridians have none. That’s the highest rate in 47 out of 50 states, says the U.S. Census Bureau in a re...
Florida Weekly
Charleston hospitality workers can’t pay for health care, so a clinic is offering it for free
Post date: October 21, 2019
Charleston’s hospitality workers struggle to pay for health care so often that a clinic catering to low-income patients on James, Johns, Folly and Wadmalaw islands has opened its doors to them.  The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic began accepting downtown restaurant and hotel workers at its offi...
The Post and Courier
Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance
Post date: October 18, 2019
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic is funded by a $7 million gift from NBA legend Michael Jordan. (CNN)Six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he has funded in the North Carolina city.  The facility will offer ca...
Community Health Hero: People’s Health Clinic
Post date: October 15, 2019
COURTESY ERIK SEO PHOTOGRAPHY   People’s Health Clinic, Park City, Utah: Park City, Utah, is an outdoor sports and entertainment utopia. Some 600,000 people a year pass through to visit its world-class ski resorts, which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, or attend the Sundance Film Festival. For ma...
Reader's Digest
Free Clinic of Meridian receives grant for laboratory
Post date: September 19, 2019
Erin Kelly / The Meridian Star - New lab equipment is being installed in the Free Clinic of Meridian this week because of a grant the clinic received, leaders said Thursday.   Patients of the Free Clinic of Meridian will soon be able to get laboratory test results on site because of a grant the cli...
The Meridian Star
Community Clinics Receive Grant for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Post date: September 18, 2019
BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2019 Grantees for Multi-Year Diagnostic Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes Lab at 2018 PoCECE Grant Recipient Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services in Goochland, VA.   Alexandria, VA, Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part...
NAFC Press Release
Number of uninsured Americans rises for the first time since Obamacare
Post date: September 10, 2019
The number of Americans lacking health insurance ticked up slightly last year, marking the first annual increase in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.  The uninsured rate rose from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent last year, amounting to nearly 2 millio...
Free Community Health Fair for Uninsured Adults
Post date: September 07, 2019
  Free Community Health Fair for Uninsured Adults from Naperville News 17 on Vimeo. Community Health Fair The Islamic Center of Naperville and Community United Methodist Church came together for the third year to host their free community health fair. “We belong to one community which is humanity,...
Naperville Community Television
Project Community: Volunteers in Medicine working to serve the under served in the Lowcountry
Post date: August 07, 2019
Ivan Yunga is a father of two who lives in Bluffton and works construction on Hilton Head Island. He has diabetes, and back in 2013, he suffered from a heart attack. With no health insurance, treatment was expensive. Luckily, he was able to turn to Volunteers in Medicine. “At this clinic, they don’...
In the coalfields, UVa telemedicine provides antidote to doctor shortages, poor health
Post date: August 03, 2019
ROANOKE — David Cattell-Gordon is explaining the marvels of the University of Virginia’s telemedicine programs when he decides to show what he means. He turns on a computer screen at the UVa Center for Telemedicine in Charlottesville where he is the director, and with a couple of clicks, a stroke ca...
Daily Progress
CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation Building Healthier Communities across the Country with Nearly $3 Million in New Grants to Free Clinics
Post date: July 18, 2019
New funding from CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation to approximately 130 clinics will increase access to care as part of longstanding partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to bu...
CVS Health
St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic sees success through free psychiatric treatment
Post date: June 24, 2019
A tall, gray-haired, sorta-retired country doc with a pony tail. That’s how Dr. Otis L. Baughman, the former dean and director of medical education at Spartanburg Medical Center, describes himself. “That’s about as (nonthreatening) as you can get,” he said. His approachable nature is just part of w...
Churches Wipe Out Millions In Medical Debt For Others
Post date: June 03, 2019
The leaders of Pathway Church on the outskirts of Wichita, Kan., had no clue that the $22,000 they already had on hand for Easter would have such impact. The nondenominational suburban congregation of about 3,800 had set out only to help people nearby pay off some medical debt, recalled Larry Wren,...
Kaiser Health News
NAFC Distributes Donation of BOMBAS Socks to Free Clinics
Post date: May 31, 2019
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has distributed a donation of 3,000 BOMBAS socks. NAFC distributed the socks to 11 clinics in 10 states who demonstrated the greatest need. Among those clinics receiving socks is the Hawaii HOME Project. “Our clinic services the hom...
NAFC Press Release
NAFC Announces Board of Directors Call for Nominations
Post date: May 30, 2019
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Board of Directors Nominations. The NAFC’s 13-member Board seeks candidates committed to its mission of caring for America’s medically underserved and the organizations who serve them. "Our...
NAFC Press Release
Nominations Requested for Fourth Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity presented by the NAFC
Post date: May 29, 2019
The application period for the Fourth Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity, presented by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), is underway and members of the NAFC are encouraged to submit a nomination. The RWJF Award for Health Equity is...
NAFC Press Release
1 in 3 Rural Americans Struggle to Afford Health Care - Medical expenses are more difficult to pay for than food and housing, a new poll finds.
Post date: May 21, 2019
A nurse takes the pulse of a patient at a free health clinic in Wise, Virginia. About a quarter of rural adults have skipped health care at some point because they lacked either financial or physical access to care, a new survey found. JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES   ABOUT 1 IN 3 RURAL Americans say they...
US News & World Report
Direct Relief Donates $1.4 million to 11 Texas Free and Charitable Clinics for Hurricane Harvey Recovery and Resilience
Post date: May 07, 2019
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief today announced it is providing $1.4 million in grants to 11 free health clinics in Southeast Texas, to help them recover from lingering damage from Hurricane Harvey, make them more resilient to future severe storms, and increase their...
Direct Relief - PRNewswire
Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here's Why
Post date: April 22, 2019
Carlos Rivera had been losing weight and living with fierce abdominal pain before being diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. He initially faced problems getting treatment because of a lack of options for Rio Grande Valley residents who were uninsured or couldn't afford to pay on their own. Charlo...
Uninsured Americans were ignored when Congress grilled pharma execs
Post date: February 28, 2019
Seven top pharma executives testified before Congress on Tuesday about the rising cost of medications in what some had predicted to be a watershed moment for the pharmaceutical industry. They were grilled about their pricing process, profit margins, and even their own salaries as lawmakers expressed...
Free clinics: The little-known safety net of US healthcare
Post date: February 15, 2019
West Virginia's largest free clinic sits on a quiet street in Charleston, the small capital city of a state often called America's unhealthiest. Since 1982, West Virginia Health Right has offered under- and un-insured patients access to healthcare at little to no cost. "I think free and charitable...
BBC News
Poll: Majorities Favor a Range of Options to Expand Public Coverage, Including Medicare-for-All
Post date: February 01, 2019
At a time when debate is beginning about a national Medicare-for-all plan and other approaches to expanding coverage through public programs, this month’s KFF Health Tracking poll examines Americans’ early opinion on a range of options under consideration...
Kaiser Family Foundation
Direct Relief, BD and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Announce Winners of the Continuity in Care Grant Program
Post date: January 15, 2019
Direct Relief, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) selected 25 clinics from applicants across the country to take part in the Continuity in Care Grant Program. The program provides funding for programs which will allow NAFC member...
NAFC Press Release
West Virginia Health Right Inc.’s Angela Settle Awarded the Third Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Presented by the NAFC
Post date: December 06, 2018
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has presented the Third Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity to Angela Settle, Family Nurse Practitioner and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Health Right, Inc. “Free and Charitable Clinics,...
NAFC Press Release
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and CVS Health Foundation Announce the 2018 Safety Net Health Care Champion Awardees
Post date: November 08, 2018
To highlight the important work being done across the country to provide affordable, accessible health care to the medically underserved, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has partnered with the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Hea...
NAFC Press Release
CVS Health Announces Commitment to Build Healthier Communities in Ohio
Post date: September 25, 2018
New community investments build on the company's legacy of support across the state WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced a series of community investments to improve the health and wellness of local communities in Ohio. More than $150,000 in new g...
CVS Health
About 323,000 will remain uninsured after Medicaid expansion. Will Virginia’s free clinics still be able to meet the need?
Post date: August 21, 2018
A massive shift is on the horizon for Virginia’s health care landscape as the state prepares to expand its Medicaid program in January, broadening the eligibility and welcoming an estimated 400,000 people into its ranks. But more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians will likely remain, many relying on...
Virginia Mercury
Smith Medical Clinic receives $20K grant for Health Matters program
Post date: July 26, 2018
Dozens of Smith Medical Clinic patients will have a chance to lead a healthier lifestyle thanks to a $20,000 grant and a partnership with the Georgetown County Family YMCA and the Lowcountry Food Bank. The CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics announced o...
South Strand News
Healthcare with “dignity” given to those in need
Post date: July 25, 2018
The 56-year-old farm employee from Marshall works about 40 hours a week but doesn’t get insurance through his job.  James Thornley and about 6,200 fellow Fauquier residents — or 9 percent of county population — go without health insurance coverage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Mr. Thornley...
Fauquier Now
With grant, Oasis expands health reach - Funding bolsters clinic’s diabetic, nutrition care
Post date: July 16, 2018
Ally Messier was just four years old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now, 21 years later, she is the new nutritionist at Oasis Free Clinics, focused on counseling patients with diabetes, one part of the clinic’s ongoing efforts to fight the disease among its patients. In January, Oasis...
The Times Record
Lakewood's North Coast Health receives $20,000 grant toward chronic conditions initiative
Post date: July 11, 2018
LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- North Coast Health -- which provides healthcare to the low-income uninsured and under-insured, as well as to people covered by Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance programs -- was recently awarded $20,000 from the CVS Health Foundation and National Association of Free and Charita...
BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2018 Grantees for a Multi-Year Point of Care Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes
Post date: June 27, 2018
Alexandria, VA, Jun 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -  In an effort to improve evidence-based care in Free and Charitable Clinics using point-of-care testing results, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) in conjunction with Heart to Heart International (HHI) and the National Association of Fre...
NAFC Press Release
CVIM fill the gaps where insurance falls short
Post date: June 14, 2018
“Everyone has a right to quality health care.” The words of Centre Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director Cheryl White sum up the attitude of what CVIM is and what the volunteers do.  The longstanding Centre County medical care provider, which first opened its doors in 2003, according to its webs...
Centre Daily Times
Neighborhood Health Clinic awarded grant for generator
Post date: June 14, 2018
Neighborhood Health Clinic won’t be without power this hurricane season. They’ve come a long way from what they experienced with Hurricane Irma in September. The nonprofit clinic at 121 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples was awarded an $83,000 grant from the National Association of Free and Charitable C...
Naples Daily News
Direct Relief Partners with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics to Provide More Than $1.8 Million in Grants for Hurricane Response and Relief Efforts
Post date: May 31, 2018
As part of the ongoing efforts to support communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Direct Relief and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announce over $1.8 million in grants to Free and Charitable Clinics in Texas and Florida. "Recovery from major disasters c...
NAFC Press Release
PediPlace: A Heart for Kids’ Health
Post date: May 07, 2018
Seven-year-old Jake, who has asthma, once made frequent trips to local emergency rooms for treatment. Karen, 14, developed swollen lymph glands and a severe infection under both arms after using the same disposable razor with other family members to save money. What these children now have in common...
Texas Co-op Power
Health Care Clinic Touts Savings; Announces Plans For Dental Care
Post date: May 03, 2018
The Community Health Care Clinic’s new program that connects patients with primary care physicians instead of using hospital emergency rooms for treatment is on pace to save Advocate BroMenn and OSF Healthcare a combined $1 million in its first year. The clinic offers those patients ongoing care, fr...
GLT 89.1
CVS Health Foundation Awards Grant to Leahy Clinic
Post date: April 24, 2018
The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured at The University of Scranton was among only 49 recipients in the nation, and one of just three in Pennsylvania, to be awarded a grant from the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health, in support of the Na...
The University of Scranton Royal News
Orlando free clinic Grace Medical Home part of pre-diabetes study
Post date: April 13, 2018
Grace Medical Home is one of two free clinics in the nation selected for a yearlong study that aims to improve the health of uninsured patients with pre-diabetes. The program gives them education and boxes of healthy food; the results have been promising so far. “I wasn't losing weight because I was...
Orlando Sentinel
Parish Outreach Center receives grant for diabetic care program
Post date: April 02, 2018
The Geneseo Parish Outreach Center, a clinic providing free or low-cost medical services to patients in and around Livingston County, is implementing a project focused on providing patients with comprehensive diabetic preventative care. The Outreach Center has received a $10,000 grant from the CVS H...
Livingston County News
Free Clinic receives $20K grant
Post date: March 30, 2018
The CVS Health Foundation— a private charitable organization created by CVS Health—is partnering with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics to award a $20,000 grant to the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. The clinic provides health services for patients who are uninsured in Ventura Co...
Simi Valley Acorn
Diabetes prevention program gets boost from grant to West Chester Community Volunteers in Medicine
Post date: March 30, 2018
West Chester >> The CVS Health Foundation – a private charitable organization created by CVS Health – in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), an organization in West Chester...
Daily Local News
LaGrange clinic gets grant for diabetes, hypertension care
Post date: March 29, 2018
Hope Health Clinic is an organization based in La Grange, Kentucky, that focuses on reducing health disparities for patients who are uninsured in the La Grange Area.  With the help of the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), Hope Health Clinic rec...
Madison Courier
Geneseo Parish Outreach Center Receives 10k Grant from CVS Health Foundation
Post date: March 27, 2018
GENESEO — The CVS Health Foundation  in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) awarded a $10,000 grant to the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center, Inc., to provide medical care to uninsured patients. The grant will allow the organization to provide preventative...
Genesee Sun
Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Because Of Cost
Post date: March 26, 2018
Because of the high cost of healthcare, 44% Americans didn’t go see a physician last year when they were sick or injured, according to a new survey. The West Health Institute/NORC at the University of Chicago national poll comes as policymakers and health insurance companies are predicting a jump in...
Why Some Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance
Post date: March 26, 2018
In tiny Marion, North Carolina, the Buchanans decided that $1,800 a month was too much to pay for health insurance, and are going without it for the first time in their lives. In Harahan, one bend of the Mississippi River up from New Orleans, the Owenses looked at their doubling insurance premiums a...
Bloomberg News
Mission of Mercy receives grant to treat more patients with diabetes, hypertension
Post date: March 22, 2018
A nonprofit medical agency that provides mobile health services in Frederick and Brunswick was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to help patients with diabetes and hypertension. Mission of Mercy was awarded the grant through the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Free and Chari...
The Frederick News - Post
Free medical clinic renamed to reach people in need
Post date: March 21, 2018
Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. - A free medical clinic in Johnstown and Somerset is rebranding to reach more people in need. The clinic, formerly called the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic, is now named Highlands Health: Laurel Highlands Free & Charitable Medical Clinic. The clinic has served low-...
Wendy's Recognizes 10 Employees for Giving Back to Their Local Communities
Post date: March 08, 2018
DUBLIN, Ohio, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Give Something Back and Do The Right Thing are two core values important to The Wendy's Company, and employees live these values in a variety of ways.  Each year, Wendy's is proud to recognize employees and all they do to make a positive impact in their co...
The Wendy's Company - Press Release
A doctor without health insurance? What could go wrong?
Post date: March 07, 2018
“It’s probably nothing.” That’s what I said to myself not long ago when I started feeling lousy. I should know, since I’m a physician. But I learned the hard way that those “nothings” can get serious fast — and without health insurance, the bill can be astronomical. Just after Thanksgiving last year...
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic opens bigger location on John's Island
Post date: March 07, 2018
JOHN'S ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — Anyone who works or lives in James, John’s or Wadmalaw Islands who makes under $24,280 per year—$467 per week—can get health care services at The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic for free. Yes, free. On March 6, the 10-year-old clinic moved into a brand-new 7,000...
WCIV ABC News 4, Charleston, South Carolina
Taylors Free Clinic Grows To Serve Growing Need
Post date: March 06, 2018
The Taylors Free Medical Clinic saw a patient who was addicted and needed inpatient treatment to remove her from her current situation. The clinic helped her find a program, at which she thrived. At the patient’s graduation from the treatment center, families were invited to watch the ceremony and h...
Greenville Business Magazine
The Price They Pay
Post date: March 05, 2018
The burden of high drug costs weighs most heavily on the sickest Americans. Drug makers have raised prices on treatments for life-threatening or chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer. In turn, insurers have shifted more of those costs onto consumers. Saddled with high deduc...
The New York Times
CVS Health Foundation Increases Access to Health Care Across the Country with $1 Million in New Grants
Post date: March 01, 2018
As part of its ongoing effort to making quality health care convenient and affordable for more Americans, the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today extended its commitment to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAF...
CVS Health Foundation Press Release
San José Clinic President and CEO named national Thought Leader by New England Journal of Medicine - Catalyst
Post date: February 28, 2018
HOUSTON – Paule Anne Lewis, president and CEO of San José Clinic, has been named to the Care Redesign group of Thought Leaders by the distinguished New England Journal of Medicine – Catalyst. Ms. Lewis is one of only three Texan Thought Leaders and the only Houstonian. Thought Leaders are appointed...
Press Release - San Jose Clinic
All Are Welcome: Health Clinics Work to Allay Fears of Immigrant Patients and their Families
Post date: February 23, 2018
Just beyond the reception desks at the two Clinica Romero health center sites in Los Angeles are signs in English and Spanish that say: “All Are Welcome,” as do buttons worn by staff members. That message at the two clinics, which welcome patients regardless of whether they can pay, aims to counter...
California Health Report
St. Pete free clinic offers healthcare, hope
Post date: February 21, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - At the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, care for Connie Pankratz begins with a hug. "I got the cold and it's been one thing after another," Pankratz told the staff. She has been coming to this clinic for about 10 years. "What's so sad is, I worked for the phone company...
Three groups come together to fill medical need in Naples
Post date: February 17, 2018
Neighborhood Health Clinic and St. Matthew’s House have formed an alliance with Millennium Physician Group to address a need for diagnostic imaging. Millennium will open a new Women’s Imaging Center in April at 4330 U.S. 41 E. to serve Neighborhood Health Clinic patients who need radiology services....
Naples Daily News
Food as medicine: Greenville Free Clinic brings farmers market to patients
Post date: February 16, 2018
  Poverty is linked to poor health for many reasons. People who can’t afford health insurance don’t go to the doctor when they’re sick and often get sicker. Poverty has been linked to a higher rate of diabetes, high blood pressure and other illnesses. And without enough money to pay for housing and...
Greenville News
Letters warn families they may lose CHIP children’s health insurance
Post date: December 13, 2017
State officials in Virginia started warning families this week that the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out of money. It’s one of several states that have given notice or are preparing to tell families that funding for the program has ended and Congress has failed...
NBC News
United Nations Envoy Visits West Virginia
Post date: December 13, 2017
A United Nations envoy visited West Virginia on a two-week tour of the United States. Professor Philip Alston and his team are tasked with breaking down the biggest factors impacting health and poverty in America. It's no small taks, but it's one he got a better handle on after touring a free clinic...
Stopgap spending plan leaves out CHIP kids’ health plan
Post date: December 09, 2017
Congress may have just put a two-week long band-aid onto government spending, but they left out one big program: children’s health care. The continuing resolution signed by President Donald Trump Friday keeps the federal government funded until December 22. And while Republican leaders in Congress p...
NBC News
NAFC and Henry Schein Medical Address Diabetes and CVD Among the Medically Underserved This #GivingTuesday
Post date: November 28, 2017
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), will provide much-needed diabetic and cardiovascular disease testing supplies to the medically underserved throughout the country this #GivingTue...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
Nicole Lamoureux Discusses the Role of Free Health Care Clinics
Post date: November 25, 2017
C-SPAN Washington Journal - Nicole Lamoureux of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics discusses the need for free health clinics in the U.S. and how new tax reform legislation would impact these resources.
C-SPAN Washington Journal
Direct Relief, BD and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Announce Winners of the Innovation and Continuity in Care Grant Program
Post date: November 22, 2017
Direct Relief and BD have partnered with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) on the Innovation and Continuity in Care Grant Program. This funding is focused on programs which will allow NAFC member organizations to continue or expand their ability to provide much needed...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Presented by the NAFC Awarded to Free Clinic Medical Director Dr. Steven Crane
Post date: November 15, 2017
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics has presented the Second Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity to Dr. Steve Crane, Volunteer Medical Director of The Free Clinics (TFC) in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  “Throughout the country, Free and Chari...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
20 years of service - Free Clinic celebrates two decades of success in the Mountain Empire
Post date: November 13, 2017
BRISTOL, Tenn. — In 1997, Beth Flannagan and the Mission Committee of First Presbyterian Church wanted to do something for those who didn’t have enough money to see a doctor — so they opened a free health care clinic in the region. “About six of us sat around my kitchen table one Sunday afternoon an...
Bristol Herald Courier
Stephanie Garris: Free and Charitable Clinics Have Important Hurricane Role
Post date: November 07, 2017
The storms that barreled through Florida and wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico are long gone. Their impact, however, continues to be felt by millions. Since September, more than 70,000 Puerto Ricans have relocated to Florida after the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Maria. While fleeing from one crisis,...
Florida Politics
Volunteering for Retired Ophthalmologists
Post date: November 02, 2017
Volunteering has been the hallmark of medicine and ophthalmology from our beginning. How many of you did volunteer work in clinics and hospitals during college and medical school? How many of you did surgical missions during residency and while in practice? How many times have you seen a patient for...
American Academy of Ophthalmology
ER visits for diabetes on the rise in Georgia
Post date: November 01, 2017
Roughly twice a month, a charitable clinic in rural South Georgia gets a referral from a local hospital regarding a patient with diabetes. In each case, the patient had been treated in the hospital ER, and has no regular access to care. The Mercy Ministries in Lyons, which serves low-income uninsure...
Georgia Health News - Gwinnett Daily Post
The Demand for Volunteer Physicians Is Rising. The Number of Uninsured Is Too
Post date: October 27, 2017
The class and financial borders in Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city, are prominent. Within a 10-minute drive, the landscape in any which way can go from tidy, two-story homes with picket fences to burned-out buildings and blighted neighborhoods. It’s this divide that has ranked Connecticut — a...
Nation Swell
U.S. Uninsured Rate Rises to 12.3% in Third Quarter
Post date: October 20, 2017
Story Highlights Uninsured rate up from 11.7% in second quarter It increased 1.4 percentage points since the end of 2016 Uninsured rate rises most among those with self-paid plans WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of U.S. adults lacking health insurance rose in the third quarter of 2017 to 12.3%,...
Another outbreak related to the nation’s opioid crisis: hepatitis C
Post date: October 18, 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nation’s opioid epidemic has unleashed a secondary outbreak: the rampant spread of hepatitis C. New cases of the liver disease have nearly tripled nationwide in just a few years, driven largely by the use of needles among drug users in their 20s and 30s, spawning a new genera...
Washington Post
Hurricane Community Health Fund Established to Bolster Health Safety Net in Texas, Florida
Post date: September 14, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 — Direct Relief today announced the creation of the Hurricane Community Health Fund, a collaboration among the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC), the National Association of Commun...
Direct Relief Press Release
Family Health Partnership Clinic, PADS expand mobile health care offerings to homeless
Post date: September 12, 2017
The Family Health Partnership Clinic and Sage Legacy Fund celebrated the new “Clinic Without Walls” on Tuesday at the McHenry County PADS Day Shelter. The medical supply van is an expansion of health care services the clinic has been offering to the shelter and the Old Firehouse Assistance center si...
Northwest Herald
Mosquitoes, Medicine and Mold: Texas Battles Post-Harvey Health Issues
Post date: September 09, 2017
Dr. Carrie de Moor has a nasty cough, and she’s not sure if it's allergies or one of the common respiratory infections that have been spreading since Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas late last month. She's been sleeping in a trailer adjacent to her free-standing emergency room and urgent care cl...
NBC News
Direct Relief Pledges Emergency Funding for National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
Post date: September 04, 2017
Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), announced today an initial $150,000 pool of funds for emergency operating grants of up to $25,000 each for Charitable/Free Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies in Texas and Louisiana to help address immed...
Direct Relief
The Free Health Clinic Nestled Amongst Hilton Head Island’s High-End Resorts
Post date: August 07, 2017
The clinic is called Volunteers in Medicine and was the brainchild of Dr. Jack McConnell, who moved to the island to play golf more than 20 years ago. He soon recruited his fellow golf buddies — who happened to be doctors — to start the clinic.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Nominations Requested for Second Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity presented by the NAFC
Post date: July 31, 2017
The application period for the Second Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity presented by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is underway and members of the NAFC are being encouraged to submit a nomination. The RWJF Award for Health Equity p...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
Half-century After “Summer of Love,” Free Clinics Still Play Vital Role
Post date: July 26, 2017
Growing up in Bakersfield, California, in the 1950s, the grandson of Oklahoma farmworkers, David Smith, MD, had never envisioned himself as an activist. But in 1967, when Smith lived in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and worked as a clinical toxicology postdoc, the growing counter-cultu...
New Building Doubles Size Of St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Post date: July 12, 2017
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s health center has a new home and it’s twice as big. The clinic outgrew its space in downtown St. Petersburg and was experiencing a backlog of appointments and longer wait times. The new health center has more exam rooms, more nursing stations and allows the clinic --...
What Virginia's poorest citizens want from health care
Post date: July 10, 2017
As Republicans on Capitol Hill try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we visit patients and health care providers at a free clinic in rural southwest Virginia -- a region that strongly supported President Trump, in a state that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act -- to...
PBS News Hour
Mobile dental clinic makes first stop in Logan
Post date: June 28, 2017
West Virginia Health Right’s free mobile dental health clinic made its first stop in Logan County Tuesday. Coalfield Health Center, located on Airport Road in Chapmanville, hosted the clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 in its parking lot. The center will be the location for the stops made by He...
The Logan Banner
NAFC Statement on Release of Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
Post date: June 22, 2017
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), whose mission is to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care, is disappointed in the path to health care reform that is outlined in the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act.  Annually 1.8 mi...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
Kaine talks health care during visit to Free Clinic of Culpeper
Post date: June 21, 2017
Brenda Roy doesn’t have health insurance. A lifelong Culpeper resident, Roy, 59, only had one place to turn – The Free Clinic of Culpeper. Since she started to coming to the clinic two years ago, Roy has seen her health return and the clinic helped her get her blood pressure issues under control. Sh...
Culpeper Times
Free and charitable clinics increase amid possible cuts to healthcare for the poor
Post date: June 14, 2017
After eight years of stagnant growth during Obamacare’s coverage expansion, free and charitable health clinics are experiencing a major growth spurt amid Republican efforts to slash health coverage for the poor. A safety-net health care provider for low-income Americans, the nation’s 1,200-plus free...
Miami Herald
NAFC Releases Statement on President’s 2018 Budget Proposal
Post date: May 24, 2017
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), whose mission is to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care, believes that President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal does not put the country on a path towards building a healthy Amer...
Globe Newswire - NAFC Press Release
Free mobile dental clinic to visit 6 WV counties
Post date: May 24, 2017
West Virginia Health Right will set up a free mobile dental clinic for low-income adults in six West Virginia counties, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. West Virginia has fewer dentists than most other states, and Mountain State adults are less likely to have visited a dentist in the past year, ac...
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Healthcare Fight Goes To Round 2
Post date: May 05, 2017
The Republican’s replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is garnering a chorus of groans from the nonprofit healthcare community, with organizations perturbed – in particular – by the plan’s proposed cuts to Medicaid. Key elements of the bill, which w...
The NonProfit Times
NAFC Responds to AHCA Passage in House of Representatives and Expresses Concern for Medically Underserved and the Future of Health Care Accessibility and Affordability
Post date: May 05, 2017
On behalf of the 1.8 million patients served by 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics across the United States, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) expresses its disappointment over the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives yesterday an...
Marketwired - NAFC Press Release
CVS Health Foundation Awards over $1 Million in Grants to Improve Americans' Access to Quality Health Care
Post date: April 03, 2017
2016 NAFC grantees had meaningful impact on health outcomes in communities across the country WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Health Foundation today announced more than $1 million in grants to 33 Free and Charitable Clinics as part of a multi-year grant program with the N...
PR Newswire
Building a Healthy America
Post date: March 23, 2017
As our elected officials in Washington are debating the repeal, replace or rebuilding of the Affordable Care Act, we in our community are faced with one reality, which is the continued need for the services provided by Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Annually, more than 1,000 patients receive medical...
Centre Daily Times
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics States Organizational Beliefs on Health Care in the U.S. in Light of ACA Repeal/Repair Legislation Introduction
Post date: March 09, 2017
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) released a statement this week detailing the focus of the organization on supporting the nation's medically underserved and working to enhance the accessibility, affordability and portability of health care in the United States. This sta...
Marketwired - NAFC Press Release
Lackey Clinic volunteers honored as Daily Press Citizens of the Year
Post date: February 18, 2017
More than 20 years ago, the Lackey Clinic was operating once a week out of a room at Rising Sun Baptist Church in the Lackey area of York County. It was run by Jim and Cooka Shaw, who wanted to provide health care to the disadvantaged residents of the area. The couple would put out a sign every Thur...
Daily Press
2017 Health Care Heroes | Western Tidewater Free Clinic, community service
Post date: February 16, 2017
“Many hands make light work.” Nowhere is that more applicable than at the Western Tidewater Free Clinic, where a team of medical professionals provides nonemergency medical care for those who need it most. The clinic at 2019 Meade Pkwy. in Suffolk has served nearly 5,000 residents of Suffolk, Frankl...
Inside Business
With demand already up, free clinics anticipate more need
Post date: February 15, 2017
When AmeriCares Free Clinics opened a new facility to treat the uninsured in Stamford last month, it didn’t take long to see what Executive Director Karen Gottlieb called the “unmet need.” “The phones haven’t stopped ringing, and people are walking in, looking to make appointments,” Gottlieb said tw...
The Connecticut Mirror
NAFC Partners with Henry Schein Medical This #GivingTuesday to Address Diabetes Among the Medically Underserved
Post date: November 29, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is partnering with Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc., this #GivingTuesday to provide much needed diabetic supplies to the medically underserved thr...
Marketwired - NAFC Press Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Presented by the NAFC Awarded to Charitable Pharmacy Director Mike Espel
Post date: October 04, 2016
The First Annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity presented by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has been awarded to Mike Espel, Pharmacy Director for the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy in Cincinnati, OH.  “For decades, Free and Ch...
Marketwired - NAFC Press Release
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Awards Inaugural Safety Net Health Champion Award to Senator Andy Gardiner
Post date: September 13, 2016
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has presented its First Annual Safety Net Health Champion Award to Senator Andy Gardiner from Orlando, Florida. The Safety Net Health Champion Award recognizes an individual's dedication to Free & Charitable Clinics and the medical...
Marketwired - NAFC Press Release
Affordable Care Act: Access to insurance is no guarantee a person will have access to care
Post date: September 05, 2016
Paul Vondra is just the sort of person the architects of Obamacare had in mind.  The 59-year-old Bellevue resident is a temporary worker contracted through a New Jersey agency to work as a mail clerk for a major local bank. He doesn’t own a car, so he bikes each day to his job in the Strip District....
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Virginia's free clinics 'really struggling' in the face of growing hurdles
Post date: August 27, 2016
Anna Griswold was about 20 years old when she began looking for medical services. Certain she was not male, the gender she was assigned at birth, she was looking for both a therapist familiar with transgender issues and someone who could start her on the appropriate hormone therapy.  At the time, sh...
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Needle exchange tops 300 in first year
Post date: August 20, 2016
MORGANTOWN — Jane’s arms, legs and stomach are bruised and scarred from her Suboxone injections.  She glances appreciatively at a handful of baby carrots and celery, and a blob of ranch dressing, sitting on a tiny Styrofoam plate – perhaps her only meal of the day.  Jane is at Milan Puskar Health Ri...
The Dominion Post
Mobile health clinic expands to mental health care
Post date: July 18, 2016
BLOOMINGTON — People with chronic mental illness die — on average — 10 to 20 years earlier than other people because they are less likely to get adequate physical health care, said advance practice nurse Melinda Roth.  "Mental illness is associated with chronic physical illnesses, such as cardiovasc...
The Pantagraph
Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses
Post date: April 19, 2016
Denise Johnson works two jobs, but neither of them offers health insurance to part-timers like her. She signed up for a marketplace plan this year, but for routine medical care, Johnson still goes to the free clinic near her Charlottesville, Virginia, home. The problem is her plan’s deductible of at...
Kaiser Health News
Dallas Event Billed as 'World's Biggest Doctor's Office'
Post date: April 07, 2016
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas was being transformed Thursday into a free medical clinic that will see more than 1,000 patients on Saturday. "We're turning the convention center into the world's largest doctor's office," said Nicole Lamoureaux, organizer with the National Assoc...
Saturday, the Dallas Convention Center Will Be the "World's Largest Doctor's Office"
Post date: April 07, 2016
Since the Affordable Care Act became effective, nearly a million previously uninsured Texans have acquired health insurance. That's good, but despite the gains, Texas still has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country and the highest raw number of uninsured residents. Gains in Texas ha...
Dallas Observer
Texans Eligible for Three Months Free Prescriptions - $250,000 Medication Donation Announced for April 9 Massive Dallas Health Event; Residents Urged to Call for Appointments
Post date: April 04, 2016
In an effort to help curb the high costs of medications that so many people are facing in Texas, Rx Outreach has announced a donation of $250,000 worth of free prescription medicine for Texas residents who attend the one-day free health C.A.R.E. Clinic on Saturday, April 9, at the Kay Bailey Hutc...
Pop-Up Health Clinics Fill a Void in Care - Nonprofits use volunteers to allow patients to see a doctor or dentist—even if it’s only for a day
Post date: February 16, 2016
Nicole Lamoureux needs about 1,200 volunteers to help complete her mission: transforming a Dallas convention center into what she calls “the largest doctor’s office in the world—for the one day it’s open.” This temporary mega-doctor’s office—a pop-up clinic, if you will—is part of a growing trend re...
The Wall Street Journal
Massive Free Medical Clinic for Underserved Will Return to Dallas - Volunteers Can Register Now and Donations Are Needed
Post date: February 10, 2016
DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A one-day, free health clinic will be held Saturday, April 9, in Dallas to provide much-needed care to people with limited or no access to health care. The clinic will be sponsored by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) in conjun...
NAFC Press Release
Massive Free Medical Clinic for Underserved Returning To Dallas
Post date: February 10, 2016
​DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A one-day, free health clinic will be held Saturday, April 9, in Dallas to provide much-needed care to people with limited or no access to health care. ​“Access to affordable health care is still a major issue for many people in this country, especially in states like Texas th...
PediPlace CEO elected national chairman of association
Post date: February 09, 2016
PediPlace President and CEO, Larry Robins was elected national board chairman of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). “This year is an important one for each of our clinics, our volunteers, our patients and for the NAFC,” Robins said. “I am continually made aware of the ma...
Lewisville Leader
Free and Charitable Clinic Association to Launch National Health Improvement Campaign
Post date: February 01, 2016
 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is launching a health pledge program, Impact15, today across the country as part of a year-long campaign to honor the association’s 15-year anniversary. Impact15 serves as a monthly pledge program to show participants...
NAFC Press Release
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Post date: January 14, 2016
NAFC Marks Occasion with Website Redesign, Anniversary Logo and Announcement of New Board Member and Officers Alexandria, VA - The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) celebrates its 15-year Anniversary and to mark the occasion has released a newly redesigned website, a comme...
NAFC Press Release
Need for free care continues despite Affordable Care Act
Post date: December 26, 2015
MOORESVILLE - Alex Ming figures he’d be dead of a heart ailment if it weren’t for HealthReach Community Clinic.  The free medical clinic on Statesville Avenue serves Iredell County residents whose household incomes are 250 percent of the federal poverty level or less and have no health insurance or...
The News & Observer
The Medically Uninsured Are Working Folk Too
Post date: December 17, 2015
As we come into the Holiday season, I find this a good time to give thanks for all the blessings that my family, my friends and most of us have, in one way or another. And it's also a good time to think about those that are less unfortunate than we are. And this includes the medically uninsured. Les...
Huffington Post
NAFC Looks for Support for the Medically Underserved This Giving Tuesday
Post date: December 01, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is encouraging Americans to take an active part in Giving Tuesday, December 1, the global day dedicated to giving back. “During this time of Thanksgiving, many individuals with limited or no access to health care gave...
NAFC Press Release
NAFC Looks for Support for the Medically Underserved This Giving Tuesday
Post date: December 01, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is encouraging Americans to take an active part in Giving Tuesday, December 1, the global day dedicated to giving back. “During this time of Thanksgiving, many individuals with limited or no access to health care gave...
NAFC Press Release
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Receives $60 Thousand Grant to Find and Celebrate Individuals Who Are Advancing Health Equity
Post date: November 04, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) —the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care—has awarded the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) a $60,000 grant spanning seven years to help establish the RWJF Awards for Health Equity.  The RWJF Awards for Health Equi...
NAFC Press Release
Free and Charitable Clinics Leader Receives 2015 Gelman Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award
Post date: October 21, 2015
Nicole Lamoureux, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) received recognition today from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as a 2015 winner of the Gelman Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award. She receives a $7,000 professional development grant,...
NAFC Press Release
400,000 Immigrants Lose Obamacare Coverage
Post date: September 12, 2015
New government procedures have caused more than 400,000 immigrants to lose healthcare coverage they received under Obamacare this year, according to the Associated Press.   The change in procedure shortens the timeframe during which foreign-born citizens can resolve eligibility issues, which has cau...
The Hill
Greenville Free Medical Clinic: Quality Care with Compassion
Post date: September 12, 2015
What does the word "free" mean to you?  Something of no value or poor quality?  Something that you can live without?  Well, think again.  In Greenville we have an amazing community asset that provides a medical home to more than 4,000 patients each year.  The Greenville Free Medical Clinic (GFMC) pr...
Greenville Business Magazine
Nurse Volunteers Power Free Clinics
Post date: August 24, 2015
Across the United States, nurse volunteers use their skills and time to staff free and charitable medical clinics. Their generosity helps operate 1,200 free clinics, often kept open through donations and private grants that provide a crucial health safety net in communities nationwide...
Free, Charitable Clinics Need Help
Post date: July 31, 2015
Despite the recent Gallup poll numbers on the uninsured, the hard fact remains that there are still millions of individuals who do not have access to affordable health care and health insurance. These individuals will continue to turn to the Free and Charitable Clinic system they have always relied...
Shreveport Times
Spotlight on the Safety Net – Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Post date: July 12, 2015
Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC), now a federally qualified health center in Mecklenburg County, opened its doors 15 years ago to low-income, uninsured older adults. Our diverse patient population includes those who are employed, newly unemployed, poor, literate, illiterate, American, multie...
North Carolina Medical Journal
Florida’s Pressing Need for Clinics – Florida’s Health Needs Go Unmet – Letter to the Editor
Post date: July 03, 2015
A number of years ago, I drove with a friend to New Orleans to volunteer with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. For two days my friend and I joined more than 100 other nonprofessional volunteers as aides to the dozens of volunteer doctors and nurses and medical technicians ser...
Tampa Bay Times
Obamacare Subsidies’ Impact on Rural Missouri
Post date: July 01, 2015
When Darvin Bentlage needed colon surgery in 2007, he had an expensive stay at the hospital.  “The room alone for a week was $25,000,” Bentlage says. Add in the cost of the procedure and, “it added up to about $60,000 or $70,000.”  Bentlage is a farmer in Golden City, Missouri in the southwest of th...
KBIA 91.3, Mid-Missouri Public Radio
Health Groups Laud SCOTUS ACA Decision
Post date: June 25, 2015
The fate of President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), hung on just four words: “…established by the State.” The Supreme Court of the United States sided with the Obama administration in a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell...  
The Non Profit Times
With Generic Prescription Drug Prices Surging, Families Are Feeling the Squeeze
Post date: May 28, 2015
When Tricia Salese called her local pharmacy for a price check on her next prescription refill, she was stunned when the pharmacist told her the cost of her generic-brand pain medication had gone up again.  Salese, 49, started talking fentanyl citrate, the generic version of Actiq, a powerful painki...
ABC News
Insurers' high-deductible plans leave many without needed care
Post date: May 18, 2015
A dozen or so years ago, a small group of wealthy corporate insurance executives decided their customers were not paying nearly enough for the medical care they received. How else to explain the fact that managed care — which they had touted as a silver bullet just a decade earlier — had failed mise...
The Center for Pulbic Integrity
Free Clinic organizers want people to know: ‘We’re not going anywhere’
Post date: May 15, 2015
With the Affordable Care Act requiring everyone in the country to have health insurance, some ask if there’s still be a need for River Falls-based free medical clinic. “We’re not going anywhere,” said Free Clinic co-founder Mary Conroy Johnson. “We’re still needed.” Heather Logelin, a member of th...
River Falls Journal
The Affordable Care Act: What Are the Facts After Five Years?
Post date: May 07, 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been one of the most controversial pieces of social legislation enacted in recent history. Much of the debate, however, has been partisan and ideological in nature. A considered discussion of the law’s successes and failures to date is long overdue...
The Commonweath Fund Blog
Study: ‘Uninsured’ population has doubled to 31 million
Post date: May 05, 2015
One-quarter of people with healthcare coverage are paying so much for deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses that they are considered underinsured, according to a new study. An estimated 31 million insured people are not adequately protected against high medical costs, a figure that has doubled sinc...
The Hill
Senate and House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion
Post date: April 29, 2015
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana’s lawmakers have turned back efforts to expand the state Medicaid program to give the working poor government-funded health insurance, the third year of defeats for the legislation.  The Senate health care committee voted 5-3 Wednesday against a coverage expansion b...
The Washington Times
What's Missing from the Obamacare Debate?
Post date: April 20, 2015
By the time you read this article, I will be on my way to Kansas City, MO or heading back home to Louisiana after volunteering at a massive free medical clinic. This is not my first time working with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) as a volunteer and definitely won't b...
Huffington Post Blog
Free medical clinic at Bartle Hall helps hundreds in the journey toward better health
Post date: April 18, 2015
Kira Roby went to the one-day free medical clinic Saturday at Bartle Hall with a couple of health concerns on her mind, one of which was that she might have diabetes.  The disease runs in her family. But the 26-year-old from Kearney, who works at a convenience store, has no health insurance and had...
Fox 4 News KC
Thousands gather at Bartle Hall for free medical care
Post date: April 18, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Most doctors’ offices are closed on the weekends, but that didn't stop thousands of patients from receiving free medical care Saturday at Bartle Hall as the convention center became a treatment center for the under-insured.  Craig Deitz, D.O. is the medical director for the Kansas...
Fox 4 News KC
CVS Health Foundation $5 Million Community Health Investment Improves Access, Affordability
Post date: April 17, 2015
The CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced 55 new grant recipients as part of its multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide. The grants were awarded through the CVS Health Foundati...
Health insurance changes affecting free medical clinics
Post date: April 15, 2015
The KennyBurkett Clinic of Lagrange is closing because the founder says there’s no longer enough need for free healthcare services within the community.  That’s because the Affordable Care Act and Healthy Indiana Plan, otherwise known as HIP 2.0, provide free and low-cost medical insurance to many a...
Over 1,200 Volunteers Registered for Massive Free Clinic Event at Close of National Volunteer Week - National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Thanks Volunteers from Across the Nation
Post date: April 14, 2015
This weekend, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is holding a massive one-day free health clinic event in Kansas City. NAFC thanks volunteers from across the country for their important work in helping to provide care to the me...
NAFC Press Release
In Wisconsin, Free Clinics Brace for More Fallout
Post date: April 07, 2015
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is making life volatile for 70 free or charitable clinics at work in the Badger state, which has a population of 5.76 million. Gov. Scott Walker's defunding of Planned Parenthood clinics four years ago, combined with his refusal to accept federal aid to expa...
RxOutreach to Provide Three Months of Free Medications to Patients at Free Health Care Clinic Event in Kansas City, Missouri
Post date: March 30, 2015
Kansas City Area Residents Urged to Call and Schedule Appointments for Massive One-Day Clinic Event RxOutreach announced today that it will donate up to $250,000 worth of medications for patients who attend the one-day free health clinic being held by the National Association of Free & Charitabl...
NAFC Press Release
Doctors' Appreciation Day: Docs offer free care at Crystal Lake clinic
Post date: March 29, 2015
Suzanne Hoban said it takes a “special kind of doctor” to work at the Family Health Partnership Clinic.  In fact, it has 29 “special” doctors who volunteer their services at the Crystal Lake-based clinic, where the only common denominator in patients is they are uninsured.  “The volunteer physicians...
Northwest Herald
Doctors, Nurses Offer Free Care At Malta House Mobile Clinic
Post date: March 28, 2015
When the Malta House of Care Mobile Medical Clinic arrives at St. Augustine's church in the South End on a recent Thursday afternoon, patients already have lined up, waiting to be seen.  Some took the bus or got a ride from a family member. Others walked from homes near and not so near. The sun is s...
Hartford Courant
AmeriCares: No drop in demand at free clinics
Post date: March 28, 2015
One year ago Tuesday we raced against the clock to ensure dozens of uninsured Fairfield County residents met the midnight deadline for the state health insurance exchange. It was a sprint finish for our months-long effort to make AmeriCares Free Clinics patients in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and S...
Stamford Advocate Opinion
Military Doctors Can Now Volunteer at Free Clinics in MS
Post date: March 24, 2015
The Bethel Free Health Clinic in Biloxi has been dealing with physician shortages for months now, and a state law has hindered doctors at military bases from volunteering their services since they are generally not licensed through the state.  The Bethel Free Health Clinic has been in desperate need...
Demand for free medical clinics still high after ‘Obamacare’ expansion
Post date: March 19, 2015
Unable to afford a visit to the doctor, part-time baby sitter Gwen Reese suffered from itching skin and slow-healing sores on her feet because her diabetes went untreated.  After months of anxiety, she finally sought help at a free medical clinic in Phoenix, where she was seen by a doctor and given...
Aljazeera America
Phone Lines are Open to Schedule Appointments for Free Health Care Clinic Event in Kansas City, Missouri
Post date: March 18, 2015
Kansas City Area Residents Urged to Call and Schedule Appointments for Massive Free Medical Clinic [KANSAS CITY, MO, March 18, 2015] – Kansas City area residents without access to health care are urged to call 1-800-340-1301 and register as soon as possible to schedule an appointment at the one-day...
NAFC Press Release
Massive Free Medical Clinic Event for the Underserved Returns to Kansas City - Volunteers Can Register Now and Donations Are Needed
Post date: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 18, 2015, a one-day free health clinic will be held in Kanas City, Missouri which will provide much needed health care to the area’s uninsured and medically underserved. The clinic, sponsored by the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) in conjuncti...
NAFC Press Release
“Dancing Like Ginger Rogers”: The Remarkable Work of Free and Charitable Clinics
Post date: February 16, 2015
At a recent grantee breakfast hosted by a corporate healthcare foundation, one of the attendees asked about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on mainstream healthcare. The presenter named seismic shifts: outcomes-based measurement for reimbursement, integration of physical and mental healt...
Non Profit Quarterly
Patching the Safety Net
Post date: February 12, 2015
A female patient recently visited the East Orlando clinic of Shepherd’s Hope to have her blood pressure medication refilled.  During the nurse’s examination, the patient disclosed that rationing the medication made it last longer.  In the 15 minutes between seeing the nurse and waiting for the docto...
Orlando Medical News
UF, UCF med students learn at clinic for poor
Post date: February 11, 2015
Every other Thursday night, UCF medical students don their white coats and practice what will one day be their real job.  They see patients, run labs and schedule appointments at Grace Medical Home, which sees Orange County working poor who have no insurance.  “Thank you so much for being patient wi...
Orlando Sentinel
For many in Va., Medicaid coverage gap is unaffordable
Post date: December 15, 2014
The army of counselors who help people sign up online for insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this open enrollment period face a range of reaction.  The sessions usually end in gratitude - and sometimes insurance for someone who has been going without a safety net. But occasionally ther...
The Virginian Pilot
Health Law Hurts Some Free Clinics
Post date: December 12, 2014
Some free health clinics serving the uninsured are shutting their doors because of funding shortfalls and low demand they attribute to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion…
Wall Street Journal
NAFC and Rx Outreach Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Supporting Free & Charitable Clinics and the Underserved this Giving Season
Post date: November 25, 2014
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics and Rx Outreach are joining #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about an...
NAFC Press Release
For Arlington’s poor, medical care is the prize in a free clinic’s lottery
Post date: November 20, 2014
One by one, the winning lottery numbers were called, 20 Arlingtonians who suddenly had a shot at medical care they could not afford anywhere else. More than 90 patients-in-waiting had lined up outside the Arlington Free Clinic for the drawing — whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians, many with childre...
The Washington Post
Free clinics struggling with demand despite Obamacare
Post date: November 18, 2014
Despite more people having access to health care through the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, area free clinic officials say the demand for free medical services is on track to exceed previous years.  Through ACA, millions of previously uninsured individuals have been able to compl...
The News-Herald
Healthcare Divides in America - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Post date: October 13, 2014
For an article posted on Senator Bernie Sanders' official government website on visits made to free clinics in Virginia and West Virginia, please CLICK HERE. 
Congressional Record Statement by Senator Bill Nelson
Post date: September 17, 2014
Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson recognizes the outstanding work of Free & Charitable Clinics in the nation, highlighting Grace Medical Home in Orlando, Florida. To read the Congressional Record, please CLICK HERE. 
Use of Free and Charitable Clinics Sustains Post-Affordable Care Act - New Report Shows Urgent Need for Free and Charitable Clinics Remains Despite Full Implementation of Affordable Care Act
Post date: August 13, 2014
A new report released by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) reveals that over the last two years the nation’s 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics have seen a 40 percent increase in patient demand, despite the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional...
NAFC Press Release
Former Packers Star, Gilbert Brown to Kick-off Free Health Care Clinic at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday Morning
Post date: August 07, 2014
WI Area Residents Urged to Call to Schedule Appointments Tomorrow for Massive Free Medical Clinic Former Green Bay Packers nose tackle, Gilbert Brown will kick-off the Free Health Care Clinic being held in Madison this Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center.  Wisconsin area residents are urged to cal...
NAFC Press Release
Caring for Those Left Behind in the Shadow of Health Care Reform Implementation
Post date: April 11, 2014
Free and Charitable Clinics Remain Critical to the Health Care Safety Net WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the speculation of how many individuals have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act continues to grow until the final number of enrollees is reported, one thing is for ce...
NAFC Press Release
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Invests Millions of Dollars in Access to Health Care for Underserved Populations
Post date: April 11, 2014
Nearly 70 grants are awarded to Free and Charitable Clinics, School-Based Health Centers and Community Health Centers as part of a $5 million, multi-year initiative.  New CVS Caremark Community Health Barometer will provide data on the state of health care for underserved Americans WOONSOCKET, R.I.,...
Support National Public Health Week and Build Healthier Communities Nationwide
Post date: April 10, 2014
This week marks National Public Health Week, a time to highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. As we reflect on the state of the nation's health and the recent news of 7.1 million people enrolling under the Affordable Care Act, it is vital that we continue to make...
HuffPost - the Blog
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Receives $1.4 Million Bequest
Post date: March 18, 2014
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announced that it has recently received a $1.4 million bequest from a long-time donor that wished to remain anonymous. "The NAFC is grateful for this generous gift and honored that the NAFC was selected to administer the donor's philanth...
NAFC Press Release
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Receives Designation as Gold-Level GuideStar Exchange Participant - Elects 2014 Board of Directors
Post date: December 20, 2013
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is excited to announce that the organization has been designated as a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, due to the organization having demonstrated its commitment to transparency. To view the information about the NAFC, simply g...
NAFC Press Release
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Reinforces Commitment to Community Health with $5 Million Investment to Expand Health Care Access Nationwide
Post date: December 17, 2013
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced a $5 million commitment to expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), the Schoo...
Left behind: Stories from Obamacare’s 31 million uninsured
Post date: September 13, 2013
Every month, a hundred or so people crowd the lobby of the Arlington Free Clinic, clutching blue tickets to enter a health-care lottery. Uninsured and ailing, they hope to be among the two dozen who hit the jackpot and are given free care.  Some might think the lottery’s days are numbered, given tha...
The Washington Post
NAFC's Lamoureux Busby Named One of Nonprofits Top Executives
Post date: August 05, 2013
The Executive Director of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), Nicole Lamoureux Busby, has been named one of the top executives in the non-profit sector by The NonProfit Times, the leading publication for the sector. According to The NonProfit Times, its 2013 Power and Inf...
NAFC Press Release
Hundreds Receive Free Health Care in New Orleans Through the Help of Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers - Event Highlights Continued Need for Access to Medical Care
Post date: July 16, 2013
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics(NAFC) held another successful free clinic event in New Orleans this month. On July 3, 2013, part of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was transformed into a massive doctors office, providing about 800 people with free medical care and info...
NAFC Press Release
Uninsured, Need Medical Care?
Post date: June 12, 2013
For many older Americans who aren't yet 65, these are precarious times: too young for Medicare, but too old, according to many employers, to be hired for jobs with health benefits; too well-off for Medicaid, but too cash-strapped to afford high health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.  "Al...
Free Medical Clinic for Underserved Returns to New Orleans as Medicaid Expansion Discussions Continue - Volunteers Can Register Now and Donations Are Needed
Post date: May 16, 2013
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) will return this July for its fourth massive free medical clinic in New Orleans, LA since 2009.   This event highlights the continued need for increased access to medical care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented and as many states,...
NAFC Press Release
NAFC Urges Participation in Giving Tuesday by Supporting Free and Charitable Clinics - PSA released spreading the word about the organization, clinics and patients
Post date: November 27, 2012
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is urging people to participate in “Giving Tuesday” by donating to the NAFC or to their local clinic.  After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a great way for people to celebrate the generosity that can be found throughout...
NAFC Press Release
Calling on Uninsured Texans: Free Clinic to Assist Thousands
Post date: September 14, 2012
Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in the country with about 26 percent of residents in general and 22 percent of children lacking health insurance. As it turns out, many of the uninsured aren’t aware of the free and affordable services available to them. On Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Dal...
88.9 KETR
As Uninsured Numbers are Released by Census Bureau, Appointment Phone Lines Open for Massive Health Clinic in Dallas - Over 1,000 Uninsured Expected to Receive Free Medical Care
Post date: September 13, 2012
As the new Census Bureau numbers on the Uninsured are released, organizers of a large, one-day free health clinic that will be held in Dallas on September 29th are urging Texas residents without insurance to register as soon as possible for appointments. The clinic will be held at the Dallas Convent...
NAFC Press Release
Health Care Law Puts Free Clinics At A Crossroads
Post date: March 25, 2012
Free health clinics have long been places people turn to when they don't have health insurance or any money to pay for care. But the health law's expansion of coverage puts free clinics in uncharted territory.  While the law goes before the Supreme Court this week, health providers are already geari...
NAFC Announces New Name to Unite Free and Charitable Clinics Under One Umbrella
Post date: February 01, 2012
Organization is now the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics The National Association of Free Clinics has changed the name of the organization to better reflect its membership and to unite both Free and Charitable Clinics under one umbrella.  The new name, the National Association o...
NAFC Press Release
Free Webinar for NAFC Members on Sanford Brown Student Volunteers Friday Dec 16th
Post date: December 15, 2011
The NAFC is happy to announce that there will be a FREE Webinar held by our partner Sandford Brown this Friday December 16th at 3pm Eastern Time. This Webinar will help clinics understand how they can utilize Sandford Brown students in their clinics to service their patients. To get more information...
Free Webinar for NAFC Members - TODAY at 2PM EST
Post date: November 09, 2011
NAFC Members are invited to join representatives from AstraZeneca's AZ&Me Patient Assistance Program, AmeriCares, and Direct Relief International for a free interactive webinar discussion on Wednesday, November 9 from 2-3 PM EST.  The event will include brief presentations from each group on the...
Free Clinics Aren’t Just for the Unemployed - Letters to the Editor
Post date: November 01, 2011
As I read Dr. Mehmet Oz’s article “Enough Is Enough,” I was reminded of the work he has done with the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) and the stories of uninsured patients that I, as executive director of NAFC, hear on a daily basis. Reading through some of the comments on Dr. Oz’s piec...
Post date: September 14, 2011
In compliance with the National Association of Free Clinics ByLaws this is an electronic notice of a face to face meeting of the organizations members on October 18, 2011 during the NAFC Annual Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina.   This meeting will have a discussion and a vote on a possible name c...
The National Association of Free Clinics Launches Times Square Ad to Spread the Word About Getting Involved
Post date: August 15, 2011
The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) has placed a digital advertisement in Times Square in an effort to spread the word about Free Clinics and how people can get involved. The ad will start running today, August 15th and will continue through September 30th on the CBS “Super Screen,” a 26...
NAFC Press Release
MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' to co-sponsor free health clinic in New Orleans
Post date: July 29, 2011
MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz is up-front about the dual purpose of the free health clinic “The Ed Show” and the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) will sponsor on August 29 in New Orleans.  One, it’s about the patients. All participants in the NAFC clinic will receive preventive primary medical...
The Times-Picayune
Large Free Clinic Had Record Number of Volunteers but Success of the Event Is Bittersweet
Post date: May 11, 2011
Final numbers show that the massive one-day free medical clinic held at the Tacoma Dome featured the highest turnout of volunteers the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) has ever had for a C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic. More than 1,400 physicians, dentists and other...
NAFC Press Release
Giving Back: How You And The Media Community Can Help Struggling Families
Post date: March 25, 2011
Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving back and helping others. Led by HuffPost Impact -- The Huffington Post's section devoted to service, causes, and volunteering -- every HuffPost section i...
Huffington Post
Free clinic in Pa. provides reality check for overhaul opponents
Post date: January 23, 2011
The man in the dentist's chair wears a wool cap, a down vest, and gratitude on his sleeve. Markius Glover, a 35-year-old unemployed IT professional, has gone two years without health insurance, but just had his teeth cleaned for free by Community Volunteers in Medicine in West Goshen. Rarely does...
The Inquirer
2011 Summit Registration Now Open!
Post date: January 19, 2011
Registration for the NAFC 2011 Annual Summit is now open! The NAFC will be holding its sixth annual summit on October 17-19, 2011 at the Westin Chartlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC. Join members of the Free Clinic community at this exciting, educational, energizing and networking event. Register now an...
NAFC Is a Grant Finalist - Need Help By Voting and Spreading the Word!
Post date: January 19, 2011
The NAFC is a finalist in a Pepsi grant competition for a $250,000 grant to bring a C.A.R.E. Clinic to another U.S. State. This is a great opportunity to fund another clinic that will help increase the awareness of free clinics, provide free medical care to hundreds of uninsured people, and connect...
The Land Of The Care-Free
Post date: August 07, 2010
This week, a federal judge in Richmond refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the state of Virginia that challenges the new health-care law — handing the law's foes an early legal victory. Virginia's attorney general is hardly alone in opposing the new measure; 20 states are also contesting it. Virgi...
2,000 attend free health clinic at D.C. convention center
Post date: August 05, 2010
Back from the wilds of Virginia, where he hunts black bears with a bow and arrow and squirrels with a shotgun, John Hawkins was sitting in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, shaking in his work boots. The man who spent the past two decades in a log cabin was about to see a doctor the first...
The Washington Post
D.C.'s first free clinic draws hundreds
Post date: August 04, 2010
By late afternoon on Wednesday, more than 700 people had been treated at the first large-scale free clinic in the District, and the lines were only getting longer. "Some didn't think we'd get this kind of response in D.C., where only ten percent of the population lacks insurance," said Nicole Lamore...
The Washington Post
Uninsured Checked Out at Free Clinic
Post date: August 04, 2010
Uninsured D.C. residents head to the Convention Center for a free clinic.
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Free Medical Clinic for Uninsured People Draws Thousands
Post date: August 04, 2010
A massive free health clinic for uninsured people in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning attracted nearly two thousand people, from infants to the elderly, all taking advantage of free doctor attention, blood tests and cancer screenings they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. The C.A.R.E. (Comm...
Huffington Post
For People With No Health Insurance, One Day Of Free Care
Post date: February 02, 2010
The National Association of Free Clinics, which has been hosting clinics throughout the country since September, and hundreds of volunteers will set up at the Connecticut Convention Center from noon to 7 p.m. today. Organizers expect to draw about 1,000 patients. They came by the hundreds in New Or...
The Hartford Courant
The Houston Free Clinic
Post date: October 15, 2009
On a medical mission, The Dr. Oz Show hosted Houston's largest non-disaster relief free health clinic. Over 700 volunteers, 200 doctors and 300 nurses provided medical care to over 1,780 Americans...
The Dr. Oz Show
The Shame in Breaking Records - Dr. Oz explains why holding one of the largest free health care clinics should frustrate all Americans.
Post date: October 14, 2009
As I listened to 14-month-old Analeigha Rivera's tiny heart in the Reliant Center in Houston, I could hear the murmur interrupting her regular rhythm as blood swished through a hole between the main chambers of the heart. An echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis, so I could show her mother Victoria...
The Dr Oz Show
Free clinics fill medical void
Post date: April 10, 2009
By his analysis, Edward Boyer should be dead.  Boyer, who lost his health insurance with his factory job last May, is an insulin-dependent diabetic who says he can't afford his medicine. He has a new job, working part-time in the kitchen of a chain-store restaurant, but can't afford insurance, he sa...
USA Today