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Free Clinic of Central Virginia provides expert care with superior treatment results to patients at all points in their care from diagnosis to treatment and ongoing wellness.

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Your gift will help provide medical, dental and behavioral health services in our community. Our work is only possible with generous support from those who share our commitment to making health care available to all.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers keep the “FREE” in The Free Clinic. Volunteer support keeps costs low, enabling us to provide quality medical, dental and behavioral health care for those who might otherwise go without care.

Appointments

Free Clinic of Central Virginia has a Centralized Call Center (appointment phone line) to find the best day and time for your visit. Your phone call is very important to us.

Become a Patient

To apply for service, collect all required documentation (see below) and a list of current medications. Call 434-847-5866 to schedule an Eligibility Screening Interview.  A $5 eligibility screening fee is due at the time of the screening appointment.

 

General Eligibility Criteria

We provide medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services to adults who reside in Central Virginia, are uninsured or underinsured, and who have income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Individuals are considered underinsured if their health insurance does not cover the medically necessary service they are requesting.  If you have Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible for our dental services. If you have Medicare, you might also be eligible to participate in our MedsHelp program, to cover the costs of medications. Educational classes are provided to all community members regardless of income.

 

Medical Care          Dental Care          Pharmacy          MedsHelp

 

Service Area

We provide services to adults who live in Virginia, with a focus on Central Virginia, which includes:

• City of Lynchburg • Amherst County • Appomattox County • Bedford County • Campbell County

• Nelson County • Pittsylvania County

 

Insurance

In order to be eligible for a service at the Free Clinic, you must not have insurance for the service you are requesting. If you are a current patient and become eligible for Medicaid, we will continue to serve you.

 

Financial

You may not have household income over 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The following chart shows 200% of the FPL by household size for 2015:

                                     Persons in household                                       200% of Federal Poverty Level 

                                        1..........................................................$23,540

                                        2..........................................................$31,860

                                        3..........................................................$40,180

                                        4..........................................................$48,500

                                        5..........................................................$56,820

                                        6..........................................................$65,140

For the purposes of eligibility, a household is defined as the patient and any adults or dependents listed on the patient’s Federal Income Tax return.

 

Required Documentation

Please bring the following documents to your Eligibility Screening Interview:

• Federal Income Tax Return (1040 Forms) for the most recent year or a 4506-T Form if you did not

  file taxes

Last 30 days’ pay stubs for any employed adults or dependents listed on the tax form (including the

  applicant)

• Unemployment Benefit Award Letter (if receiving unemployment benefits)

• Current Notice of Action Letter for Food Stamps, TANF, and/or General Relief from Social Services

  (if receiving any of these benefits)

• Documentation of Social Security or other pension benefits (if receiving any of these benefits)

• Current Virginia State Driver’s License or Virginia State picture identification card

If you are living in a homeless shelter, transitional or treatment program, a letter from the facility verifying resident status replaces the above documentation. You will be asked to provide income verification at a later date.

 

Patient Fees

The Free Clinic does not charge patients for medical, dental, pharmacy or behavioral health services provided. We do, however, request that patients make a small donation between $5 and $10 for some services. Prescriptions are $3 each. Enrollment in our MedsHelp prescription assistant program is $50 per year. No patient will ever be denied service or medications due to an inability to pay.

 

Service Limitations

Services at the Free Clinic are primarily provided by volunteer nurses, physician assistants, dentists and physicians. Therefore, we are unable to provide certain services. These include: examinations for disability determination if the patient is not receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic, obstetrics, routine family planning if the patient is not receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic, and medications not on our pharmacy formulary.