National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Welcome to the NAFC, a national voice promoting quality health care for all. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States.

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Everyone 12 yrs & older in the U.S. is eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine. Vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19, r...
09/20/2021

Everyone 12 yrs & older in the U.S. is eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine. Vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19, reduce your risk of getting seriously ill, are important tools to stop the pandemic and are free.

Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you!

Everyone 12 yrs & older in the U.S. is eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine. Vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19, reduce your risk of getting seriously ill, are important tools to stop the pandemic and are free.

Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you!

Photos from Heart to Heart International's post
09/15/2021

Photos from Heart to Heart International's post

Check out this week's NAFC Partner Spotlight - athenahealthThrough a branch of their corporate social responsibility pro...
09/13/2021

Check out this week's NAFC Partner Spotlight - athenahealth

Through a branch of their corporate social responsibility program, athenaGives, athenahealth donates its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) service, athenaClinicals®, to qualified free and charitable clinics.

Learn more at https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners/athenahealth

Check out this week's NAFC Partner Spotlight - athenahealth

Through a branch of their corporate social responsibility program, athenaGives, athenahealth donates its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) service, athenaClinicals®, to qualified free and charitable clinics.

Learn more at https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners/athenahealth

A time to remember those who died, those who survived, and those who carry on. #NeverForget #September11
09/11/2021

A time to remember those who died, those who survived, and those who carry on. #NeverForget #September11

A time to remember those who died, those who survived, and those who carry on. #NeverForget #September11

Photos from Heart to Heart International's post
09/10/2021

Photos from Heart to Heart International's post

During periods of disasters and emergencies, Free & Charitable Clinics are on the frontlines supporting their communitie...
09/09/2021

During periods of disasters and emergencies, Free & Charitable Clinics are on the frontlines supporting their communities. In the aftermath of #HurricaneIda, the NAFC has been communicating with clinics in affected states to help coordinate any needed assistance.

With September being National Preparedness Month and #hurricane season lasting until November, check out our latest blog post on how to stay safe, be prepared and how the NAFC responds.

#PrepareToProtect #BeReady

https://www.nafcclinics.org/content/hurricane-season-how-stay-safe-be-prepared-and-how-nafc-responds

During periods of disasters and emergencies, Free & Charitable Clinics are on the frontlines supporting their communities. In the aftermath of #HurricaneIda, the NAFC has been communicating with clinics in affected states to help coordinate any needed assistance.

With September being National Preparedness Month and #hurricane season lasting until November, check out our latest blog post on how to stay safe, be prepared and how the NAFC responds.

#PrepareToProtect #BeReady

https://www.nafcclinics.org/content/hurricane-season-how-stay-safe-be-prepared-and-how-nafc-responds

To expand access, The Night Ministry – a NAFC member street medicine clinic based in Chicago – is meeting individuals wh...
09/08/2021
For Those Experiencing Homelessness, Treatment for an Opioid Misuse Disorder is Harder to Get.

To expand access, The Night Ministry – a NAFC member street medicine clinic based in Chicago – is meeting individuals where they are. Through the Fund for Health Equity, our partner Direct Relief has awarded The Night Ministry a grant to support their mobile outreach program.

https://www.directrelief.org/2021/09/for-those-experiencing-homelessness-treatment-for-an-opioid-misuse-disorder-is-harder-to-get/

To expand access, The Night Ministry – a street medicine clinic based in Chicago – is meeting individuals where they are.

The Community Care Clinic of Rowan County in NC recently received a grant that will improve its on-site medical testing ...
09/07/2021
Community Care Clinic receives grant that will improve its diagnostic capabilities - Salisbury Post

The Community Care Clinic of Rowan County in NC recently received a grant that will improve its on-site medical testing and diagnostic capabilities through our NAFC, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Heart to Heart International Point of Care, Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness Program.

https://www.salisburypost.com/2021/08/01/community-care-clinic-receives-grant-that-will-improve-its-diagnostic-capabilities/

North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

SALISBURY — The Community Care Clinic of Rowan County recently received a national grant that will improve its on-site medical testing and diagnostic capabilities. Located at 315 Mocksville Ave., Community Care is a nonprofit organization that provides medical, dental and prescription medications ...

Wishing you a Happy #LaborDay! In observance of the holiday, the NAFC office is closed Monday.
09/06/2021

Wishing you a Happy #LaborDay! In observance of the holiday, the NAFC office is closed Monday.

Wishing you a Happy #LaborDay! In observance of the holiday, the NAFC office is closed Monday.

This week's Partner Spotlight: Americares! Their U.S. Program supports evidence-based programs and innovative projects s...
09/03/2021

This week's Partner Spotlight: Americares!

Their U.S. Program supports evidence-based programs and innovative projects serving to build the capacity of free & charitable clinics and are a leading provider of donated medicines to the #healthcare safety net.

Learn more: https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners/americares

This week's Partner Spotlight: Americares!

Their U.S. Program supports evidence-based programs and innovative projects serving to build the capacity of free & charitable clinics and are a leading provider of donated medicines to the #healthcare safety net.

Learn more: https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners/americares

Have you registered for the NAFC 2021 Virtual Charitable #Healthcare Symposium yet? Friday, September 3rd is the final d...
09/02/2021

Have you registered for the NAFC 2021 Virtual Charitable #Healthcare Symposium yet? Friday, September 3rd is the final day for the early bird discounted rate. Learn more and register at https://nafcclinics.org/2021symposium

Have you registered for the NAFC 2021 Virtual Charitable #Healthcare Symposium yet? Friday, September 3rd is the final day for the early bird discounted rate. Learn more and register at https://nafcclinics.org/2021symposium

We are excited to share that several NAFC members were selected as awardees of our partner Direct Relief's Fund for #Hea...
09/01/2021
Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity Awards $1.8 Million to 10 Healthcare Organizations

We are excited to share that several NAFC members were selected as awardees of our partner Direct Relief's Fund for #HealthEquity - The funding supports projects including workforce diversification, reducing health disparities, and establishing or expanding innovative models of care.

Grants were provided with support from the AbbVie Foundation, as part of its commitment to support underserved Black and other communities across the United States.

Today we honor #WomensEqualityDay - a day our all-female staff is proud to commemorate! It was on this day, 101 years ag...
08/26/2021

Today we honor #WomensEqualityDay - a day our all-female staff is proud to commemorate! It was on this day, 101 years ago that the 19th Amendment was passed and women were granted the right to vote.

Today we honor #WomensEqualityDay - a day our all-female staff is proud to commemorate! It was on this day, 101 years ago that the 19th Amendment was passed and women were granted the right to vote.

At the NAFC, we believe that everyone should have access to affordable, quality #healthcare. Learn more about our work a...
08/25/2021

At the NAFC, we believe that everyone should have access to affordable, quality #healthcare.

Learn more about our work and about Free & Charitable Clinics & Pharmacies by visiting www.nafcclinics.org.

At the NAFC, we believe that everyone should have access to affordable, quality #healthcare.

Learn more about our work and about Free & Charitable Clinics & Pharmacies by visiting www.nafcclinics.org.

Congratulations to Care Ring in North Carolina for recently being honored with the Redefining American Healthcare Award ...
08/24/2021
Care Ring Receives National Healthcare Award from Health Industry Leaders

Congratulations to Care Ring in North Carolina for recently being honored with the Redefining American Healthcare Award from the Healthcare Leadership Council!

Tchernavia Montgomery, executive director of Care Ring, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. “We happily serve as a catalyst for change, conduit for synergistic partnerships and a champion for all, representing the voices of those who need it most.”

Read more: https://www.careringnc.com/post/care-ring-receives-national-healthcare-award-from-health-industry-leaders

Healthcare Leadership Council Honors Care Ring with the Redefining American Healthcare Award CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) honored Care Ring with the Redefining American Healthcare Award during a virtual ceremony on Zoom on August 9, 2021. Care Ring has multip...

We kick off our Partner Spotlights with Afaxys Group Services (AGS) GPO. They focus on the needs of #publichealth & #saf...
08/23/2021

We kick off our Partner Spotlights with Afaxys Group Services (AGS) GPO. They focus on the needs of #publichealth & #safetynet providers and provide NAFC members with access to discounted products and services.

Learn more about our #partnersinhealth - https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners

We kick off our Partner Spotlights with Afaxys Group Services (AGS) GPO. They focus on the needs of #publichealth & #safetynet providers and provide NAFC members with access to discounted products and services.

Learn more about our #partnersinhealth - https://www.nafcclinics.org/partners

Today is #WorldHumanitarianDay. We honor and thank all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide...
08/19/2021

Today is #WorldHumanitarianDay. We honor and thank all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support, protection and hope to people most in need both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Today is #WorldHumanitarianDay. We honor and thank all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support, protection and hope to people most in need both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Happy #NationalNonprofitDay! Special shout out to all of our Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies and our #nonprof...
08/17/2021

Happy #NationalNonprofitDay! Special shout out to all of our Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies and our #nonprofit partners for helping ensure that communities throughout the country have accessible, affordable #healthcare!

Happy #NationalNonprofitDay! Special shout out to all of our Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies and our #nonprofit partners for helping ensure that communities throughout the country have accessible, affordable #healthcare!

Registration is now open for the NAFC 2021 Charitable Healthcare VIRTUAL Symposium! It will be held on Wednesday, Octobe...
08/13/2021

Registration is now open for the NAFC 2021 Charitable Healthcare VIRTUAL Symposium! It will be held on Wednesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 28th. Learn more and register by visiting: https://www.nafcclinics.org/2021symposium

Registration is now open for the NAFC 2021 Charitable Healthcare VIRTUAL Symposium! It will be held on Wednesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 28th. Learn more and register by visiting: https://www.nafcclinics.org/2021symposium

FYI - The Marketplace Special Enrollment Period ends this Sunday, August 15.If you need insurance or are already enrolle...
08/12/2021

FYI - The Marketplace Special Enrollment Period ends this Sunday, August 15.

If you need insurance or are already enrolled but want to change your coverage, visit https://www.healthcare.gov to learn more about #healthcare coverage options and how to enroll. #MarketplaceSEP

FYI - The Marketplace Special Enrollment Period ends this Sunday, August 15.

If you need insurance or are already enrolled but want to change your coverage, visit https://www.healthcare.gov to learn more about #healthcare coverage options and how to enroll. #MarketplaceSEP

August is National Immunization Awareness Month which highlights the importance of #vaccination for people of all ages. ...
08/11/2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month which highlights the importance of #vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases.

To check and see what vaccines you might need - try this Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool - https://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/

Need to get your COVID-19 Vaccine? Find a location near you - https://www.vaccines.gov

#NIAM #ivax2protect

August is National Immunization Awareness Month which highlights the importance of #vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases.

To check and see what vaccines you might need - try this Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool - https://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/

Need to get your COVID-19 Vaccine? Find a location near you - https://www.vaccines.gov

#NIAM #ivax2protect

Low-income patients with no primary care provider often rely on the ER for care. NAFC Member Community Health Care Clini...
08/10/2021
"CAATCH"-ing ER Patients To Improve Health Outcomes

Low-income patients with no primary care provider often rely on the ER for care. NAFC Member Community Health Care Clinic's CAATCH (Coordinating Appropriate Access to Comprehensive Healthcare) intervenes to connect patients with and without insurance to the right healthcare provider to prevent ER visits.

https://youtu.be/Wm_sUzNJuVk

Low-income patients with no primary care provider often rely on the ER for care. CAATCH (Coordinating Appropriate Access to Comprehensive Healthcare) interve...

Check out this great article featuring NAFC Member Physicians CareConnection (PCC) and Isi Ikharebha Green, PCC Presiden...
08/09/2021
How Physicians CareConnection has become a health care hub for the underserved

Check out this great article featuring NAFC Member Physicians CareConnection (PCC) and Isi Ikharebha Green, PCC President and member of our NAFC Board of Directors. Great to see the important work PCC does to be a #healthcare hub for the Columbus area’s underserved being highlighted!

https://www.columbusceo.com/story/business/briefs/2021/07/29/physicians-careconnection-provides-housing-medical-care/7833168002/

The Columbus nonprofit is helping the community gain access to healthcare, food, housing and more.

Charitable pharmacies are a medication safety-net for those who can't afford their medications and would otherwise be tu...
08/06/2021
Medication Can Be An Expensive Barrier to Care. At Charitable Pharmacies, It’s Free.

Charitable pharmacies are a medication safety-net for those who can't afford their medications and would otherwise be turned away.

Thank you Direct Relief for spotlighting the important work of some of our NAFC member Charitable Pharmacies!

St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati - NC MedAssist - Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
https://www.directrelief.org/2021/08/medication-can-be-an-expensive-barrier-to-care-at-charitable-pharmacies-its-free/

Charitable pharmacies are a medication safety-net for those who can’t afford their medications and would otherwise be turned away.

Our friends in Illinois are celebrating #ILFreeClinicsMonth2021! This month is used to tell communities the critical & v...
08/04/2021

Our friends in Illinois are celebrating #ILFreeClinicsMonth2021! This month is used to tell communities the critical & vital role of Free and Charitable Clinics in the safety net health care system in Illinois.

Illinois Free and Charitable Clinics take a holistic approach in the provision of health care to those who can’t afford it.

Our clinics provide health education, social services, dental, & much more in addition to providing primary care. #ILFreeClinicsMonth #ILFreeClinicsMonth2021

This month, we’re proud to announce that our organization has earned a 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and ...
07/30/2021
NAFC 2021 Achievements of Excellence | National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

This month, we’re proud to announce that our organization has earned a 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator —two of the highest achievement distinctions a charitable organization can receive.

Read more... https://www.nafcclinics.org/content/nafc-2021-achievements-excellence

This month, we’re proud to announce that our organization has earned a 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator—two of the highest achievement distinctions a charitable organization can receive.

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(703) 647-7427

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Building a Healthy America, One Person at a Time.

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies that serve them. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies, their staff and volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients they serve in communities throughout the nation.

The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. For more information about the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org.

The NAFC’s mission is to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care, and our vision is to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all. ORGANIZATION VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES WE BELIEVE access to health care should be a right, not a privilege. WE VALUE human dignity and ACCESS to quality, compassionate health care. WE VALUE the individuality of our member clinics and their ability to adapt to community needs and resources. WE VALUE volunteerism. WE VALUE community ownership, service and collaboration.

Support Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies, Where Access to Health Care for the Underserved Isn't a Dream, It's Reality!

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