Founded in 1999, the 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 aspiring health care professionals.
The Clinic mobilizes vital health resources for Rhode Island’s uninsured, working poor and low-income adults. The Clinic also provides the most efficient and cost effective alternative to emergency rooms for uninsured residents seeking comprehensive health care.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza recently visited our Clinic and COVID-19 Testing Site. We are providing COVID-19 response, testing, and care to at-risk Rhode Islanders through partnerships including one with the City of Providence.
Read the recent article in the Providence Business News about the Clinic's work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: Read here
Board Member Dr. Herbert Rakatansky
Featured in Providence Journal
Read RIFC Board Member and long-standing physician volunteer Dr. Herbert Rakatansky's recent article in the Providence Journal on the importance of the new COVID-19 vaccine: Read here
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Mayor Jorge Elorza Visits the Free Clinic
RI Free Clinic wins
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Providence Business News: "Rhode Island Free Clinic provides a much-needed lifeline for Rhode Island residents"
URGENT MESSAGE FROM RI FREE CLINIC
COVID-19 and Its Impact on The Rhode Island Free Clinic
We have been providing health care to uninsured adults for over 20 years and our operations have never been disrupted as much as they are right now.
The care of 2,600 adults is at risk along with the care of their families and everyone’s ability to access medical care. Your support is needed now more than ever.
With the COVID-19 pandemic there is an increase in calls to the Clinic, at the same time that our volunteer pool of providers and students has dramatically decreased. We have suspended non-essential services to focus on the urgent needs of our patients. It is important that our Clinic continue to care for our patients during this crisis. As we continue to operate and care for our patients, we are faced with challenges at a time that is vital to our operational budget – we know we will need additional resources to maintain care for thousands of uninsured adults. Many have chronic conditions and without the Clinic, our uninsured would resort to emergency rooms or not get any care at all.
If you and your family are able to make a gift to our emergency fund at this time, the extra support will make such an important difference at this critical time.
Our dedicated staff, volunteers and Board are committed to our patients. In an emergency like this, we remain focused on our mission to provide free health care to uninsured adults who desperately need our services.
Whether a one-time gift or a monthly donation, the Rhode Island Free Clinic needs you now. It will keep our clinic operating, front line staff employed, and will make sure the Clinic will be ready to continue to see new patients in the future.
Thank you for your continued commitment to helping others get the health care they deserve.
Chief Executive Officer
The Clinic offers free COVID-19 testing to Rhode Island residents over the age of 18 who do not currently have health insurance or a primary care physician. We now offer both PCR and rapid testing. Testing occurs Monday-Thursday, 1pm to 4pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm.
Where: 647 Broad St., parking lot next to RI Free Clinic
When: By appointment only
How: Adult patients should call 401-92-COVID (401-922-6843) for an appointment.
Results: In 2-4 days, check your PCR results here: https://portal.ri.gov/results/s/. You will receive your rapid test results in 15 minutes.
La Clínica ofrece pruebas de COVID-19 gratis para residentes de Rhode Island mayor de 18 anos sin seguro médico y que no tengan médico de cabecera. Ahora tenemos pruebas de PCR y pruebas rapidas. El servicio se ofrecerá de lunes a jueves, de 1 pm a 4 pm y sábados de 10 am a 2 pm.
Donde: 647 Broad St., en el estacionamiento al lado de Clínica Gratis de Rhode Island
Cuando: Solo por cita
Como: Pacientes pueden llamar al numero 401-92-COVID (401-922-6843) para programar una cita.
Get Involved with the Free Clinic
Dedicated volunteers and donors who understand how vital the mission of Rhode Island Free Clinic is to our community are the reason we can keep our doors open. We are always looking for volunteer medical professionals, Spanish translators, and anyone willing to join us in providing care to those in need.
COVID-19 UPDATE 04/24/2020
CEO, Marie Ghazal, discusses the Clinic's COVID response.