Peace of Mind: Kim’s Story

Kim, a Medical Clinic patient for the past seven years, comes in regularly to see our family nurse practitioner for medical check-ups, blood pressure medication, and to receive cortisone shots in her arthritic knee from a volunteer orthopedist – all at no cost. Her blood pressure is now under control and she is feeling better. […]

Helping Patients Transition to Mainstream Healthcare

In addition to providing primary care to working, uninsured individuals, the Free Clinic offers patients onsite Medicaid and ACA enrollment.  Medicaid counselor Amber Porón, from the Virginia Poverty Law Center, said “It’s a great feeling to be able to enroll people who had fallen into the Medicare gap, as they were not eligible for coverage […]

2018 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is here! Last year, UVA employees generously donated over $65,000 to the Free Clinic through payroll deduction. The Free Clinic was one of the largest recipients of CVC campaign funds in the state.  We are grateful for state employees who contribute to the Free Clinic through the campaign.  Together, […]

Win Brandi Carlile’s Autographed Guitar

    Enter an exclusive raffle to win an autographed copy of Brandi Carlile’s guitar! Proceeds will support the Free Clinic’s work to expand access to healthcare in Charlottesville. Click here for more details and to enter! Photographs by Stephanie Gross.

Caring for Neighbors

Many chronic diseases can be prevented or relieved through simple lifestyle changes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that eliminating three risk factors – poor diet, inactivity, and smoking – would prevent 80% of heart disease and stroke and 80% of type 2 diabetes. The 2018 Free Clinic Annual Report highlights […]