Cavalier Diner: Giving Back to the Free Clinic

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the community, the Free Clinic helps women and men manage their chronic disease throughout transitions in their lives. Sal was a patient at the Free Clinic for over 12 years. His wife is the owner of Cavalier Diner in Charlottesville. Their family’s finances were tight when they first opened […]

Helping Patients Navigate Challenges and Transitions

The Free Clinic supports patients throughout major challenges and transitions. Jane, a longtime Free Clinic patient and a local seamstress, was recently involved in a major car accident. The accident severely impacted her ability to earn a living. After the car accident, Jane received medical care for her immediate healthcare needs from the Free Clinic […]

Volunteers: The Heart of the Free Clinic

During National Health Care Volunteer Week (April 7-13), the Free Clinic salutes the hard-working men and women who donate their time and talent to provide medical, dental, mental health care, and medications to our working, uninsured neighbors.   For over 26 years, volunteers have been the fuel for patient care. During our Evening Clinics, a […]

Integrated Care: Connecting Patients to Mental Health Support Onsite

Over the past six years, the Free Clinic has continued to address one of the largest gaps in healthcare: expanding access to mental health care for working, uninsured community members. Last year, we  were able to screen virtually all of our patients, and connected more than half of our patients who demonstrated a need for […]