What New Patients at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia Need to Know
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. There is no charge for an eligibility screening appointment.
General Eligibility Criteria
We provide medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to adults who reside in Virginia (priority given to residents of Central Virginia), are uninsured or underinsured, and who have income less than 250% 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. Educational classes are provided to all community members regardless of income.
Areas We Serve
We provide services to adults who live in Virginia with a focus on Central Virginia, which includes:
City of Lynchburg
In order to be eligible for a service at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, 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.
You may not have a household income of over 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The following chart shows 250% of the FPL by household size for 2020:
|Persons in Household||250% of Federal Poverty Level|
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.
Please bring the following documents to your eligibility screening interview:
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.
The Free Clinic of Central Virginia 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. No patient will ever be denied service or medications due to an inability to pay.
Services at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia 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 of Central Virginia, obstetrics, routine family planning if the patient is not receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, and medications not on our pharmacy formulary.