Mission //

 

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.

NAFC 2020 Standards Gold Rating Clinic

The Rhode Island Free Clinic earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program!

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

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza visited the Free Clinic on 10/13 to tour the clinic and learn more about the healthcare challenges Providence residents face during COVID-19.

The PBN Business Excellence Awards program, honors companies, organizations and individuals working in the public and private sectors for their excellence in workforce development, social-service work, community involvement and other categories.

NEWS SPOTLIGHT: Cesar Orduña
COVID-19 Test Site Coordinator

Brown University News spotlights RI Free Clinic's very own Cesar Orduña and his incredible work coordinating the Clinic's COVID-19 Testing Site. Read more here!

Mayor Jorge Elorza Visits the Free Clinic
RI Free Clinic wins 
Providence Business News Excellence Award for Social Service
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.

If you're able, please help. A gift of any size will make a difference.

Thank you for your continued commitment to helping others get the health care they deserve.

 

Sincerely,

 

Marie Ghazal

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. 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 results here: https://portal.ri.gov/results/s/

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. 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. 

Resultados: En 2-4 dias, puede consultar sus resultados aqui: https://portal.ri.gov/results/s/

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.

We are looking for:

Volunteer Spanish Interpreters

Patient Care AmeriCorps VISTA

- Medical Provider Volunteers

- Dental Provider Volunteers

- COVID-19 Hotline Volunteers

​- Meal Partners

- Media Sponsors

We are proud to partner with over one hundred businesses and organizations in our community.

For More Information about our Partners Click HERE

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COVID-19 UPDATE 04/24/2020

 

CEO, Marie Ghazal, discusses the Clinic's COVID response.

Learn more about the Clinic at our YouTube Channel!

THOUSANDS OF MASKS DONATED TO RI FREE CLINIC 07/16/2020
Board Member Dr. Herbert Rakatansky
Featured in Providence Journal 

Clinic Hours:

Monday 

      * every 4th Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

      * every 2nd Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Saturday and Sunday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      * 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      * 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Please make appointment 

online at CVS Minute Clinic​

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