Founded in 1999, Rhode Island Free Clinic's mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot afford those services; and, to serve as an educational training site for health care professionals.
“Rhode Island Free Clinic is among the premier free clinics in our nation thanks to strategic partnerships with local business leaders and healthcare volunteers. As a statewide resource providing healthcare for uninsured, low-income adults, and workforce training for healthcare students, Rhode Island Free Clinic is an effective and powerful model and inspiration for other free clinics across our country. It is an incubator of great ideas, doing ground-breaking work.” CEO, National Association of Free & Charitable Clinic, 2019
On the front lines of public health and public service, in 2021 the Clinic operated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring at-risk uninsured, low-income adults received vital care including COVID-19 testing and follow up care. The Clinic provided over 14,000 patient visits and encounters by mobilizing an active Corps of over 500 volunteers and community partners, including medical and support professionals working with AmeriCorps VISTA Members, a lean staff, and academic partners. Services and training are provided at the Clinic's state-of the-art facility in Providence. With an annual cash budget of $1.5 million raised entirely by individuals, foundations, and corporations, the Clinic leveraged an additional $7+ million of donated in-kind medical services, supplies, and support for uninsured, low-income adults.
Founded in 1999, Rhode Island Free Clinic's mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot afford those services; and, to serve as an educational…