Neighbors Caring for Neighbors.
We are fortunate to live in a vibrant community with two world-class hospitals and a talented community of medical professionals. But even amid this abundance, there is a big gap in our health care system for those who lack health insurance.
You probably have neighbors who are builders, bakers, teachers, waitresses, and mechanics who aren’t offered insurance by their employers, or who can’t afford to buy their own policies.
Without the Charlottesville Free Clinic, thousands of our hard-working neighbors who fall in this category would be forced to visit crowded emergency rooms for routine care—or receive no care at all for serious and chronic illnesses that could prevent them from working or supporting their children.
At the Free Clinic, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality health care. But we depend on you to make this vision a reality.
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the community, in 2018 we delivered care to 2,596 of our uninsured neighbors in need. How vital is this service for them? 26% of our Medical Clinic patients tell us they wouldn’t have sought treatment if the Free Clinic didn’t exist and an additional 42% would have sought care in emergency rooms.
On behalf of our patients, we thank you for partnering with us to keep an open door to healthcare in our community.