The Virginia Senate recently approved the expansion of Medicaid. This decision will have a positive impact on the Free Clinic’s ability to expand the health safety net to men and women without access to health care in our community.
Over 400 of our current patients will be eligible to transition to Medicaid and enroll in coverage for services well beyond those we can offer at the Free Clinic. Our focus will be to create a bridge for these patients to providers who accept Medicaid, including on-site counseling. After current patients transition, we will have the ability to reach into corners of the community who are not connected to primary care, or who are dependent upon the emergency room for care.
Our continued work is fueled by the generosity of our dedicated supporters in the community. Your support will continue to be important as we work together to build a healthier community.
Local coverage of Medicaid Expansion: C-Ville Weekly