Rhode Island Free Clinic

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Immigrants & Refugees

Location

655 Broad Street, 3rd FloorProvidence, RI 02907 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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 otherwise afford those services. We also serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals.

Description

Rhode Island Free Clinic is a nationally recognized, award-winning free clinic in Providence that provides free comprehensive primary medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care to uninsured, working poor, and low-income Rhode Island adults. We are a critical part of the health care delivery system - the safety net for the safety net - in Rhode Island.

Care is provided through a dynamic statewide network of volunteer medical professionals
working with academic, medical, and community partners, leveraging robust health care
resources with a vitality that is unmatched in Rhode Island and remarkable in the nation. In 2023,
the Clinic mobilized nearly 500 volunteers and community partners to provide over 10,000
patient visits to vulnerable, medically uninsured adults.

Reviews

Would you recommend Rhode Island Free Clinic?
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by ROBERT S. (July 8, 2016)
The RI Free Clinic provides free medical care to low income residents of RI. I have worked as a Spanish-English interpreter and as an Eligibility screener. The organization is well run, and people there seem to enjoy their time there. The care that patients receive range from Primary Care to various specialties. It is a great resource for people that have no where else to go for medical care. I always find friendly and helpful volunteers when I am there and we all help each other out. A great place to help others.
by Kathryn H. (December 2, 2015)
I have been serving at Rhode Island Free Clinic as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator since December 2014. This is a very unique organization that uses a volunteer model to provide high-quality free health services to low-income adults. It is a fantastic opportunity for job training, gaining clinical experience, and getting connected to a diverse and interesting volunteer network. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, I had the privilege of working with community volunteers, patients, staff, and a variety of volunteer providers. Through this position I was able to learn about how non-profits function, how the ACA has impacted statewide and national healthcare in the U.S., and has influenced my own views on medicine and my desire to pursue a career in medicine. I recommend the AmeriCorps program for recent graduates interested in gaining experience in a clinical role, and I highly recommend volunteering for any member of the community interested in making a meaningful impact on their community

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