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 or ACA insurance.”
Our goal is to create a bridge, helping our qualified patients connect with providers who accept Medicaid, and continue to serve neighbors in need. “The Free Clinic is still an important source of healthcare. People who don’t qualify for Medicare or insurance through ACA will still have somewhere to come for care,” said Amber.