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, […]

Fresh Farmacy – Food as Medicine

Fresh Farmacy, a partnership with the Local Food Hub, was featured on NBC29.  The program helps our neighbors in need adopt healthy food choices and control diet-related diseases. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, and help control blood sugar which can help keep […]

Want help to stop smoking?

Join the Charlottesville Free Clinic and other community partners for the fall session of Quit Smoking Charlottesville.            

Taking Steps to Prevent Diabetes

“The Free Clinic saved my life” Last August, Tasheda made an appointment with Tish Polgar-Bailey, the Free Clinic’s Nurse Practitioner. Her weight had continued to climb and had gotten as high as 309 pounds. She was experiencing significant pain in her feet and ankles. At her first appointment, she expressed concern about becoming diabetic. Diabetes has affected […]