Accepting New Patients
Need a doctor? Uninsured? Can't afford it?
Call 401-274-6347 to become a patient.
Tens of thousands of Rhode Island adults have no health care, even after the Affordable Care Act. Many work full-time at low-wage jobs.
We believe everyone deserves health care.
Founded in 1999, 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.
A few of our greatest needs are highlighted below:
We are now seeking Volunteer Dental Professionals such as Dentists and Dental Hygienists for diagnostic and preventative care. This includes comprehensive oral exams, cleanings, simple extractions and dental education! A current license in the state of Rhode Island is required. Please contact: 401-274-6347 ext. 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and fill out our volunteer application, which can be found here.
The Clinic currently has a high demand for additional dermatologists, orthopedists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, podiatrists, and psychiatrists. We always welcome Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners - active or retired - to volunteer as well. We are looking for volunteers to come in at least once a month, for 3 hours (morning, afternoon, or evening) to meet with patients. Please contact: Karen Ha at 401-274-6347 ext. 327 email@example.com for more information,
and fill out our volunteer application, which can be found here.
Volunteer Spanish Interpreters
The Clinic is looking for Volunteer Spanish Interpreters to translate for our many Spanish speaking patients. Those eligible are fluent in English and Spanish but do not need to have certification. This position allows volunteers to shadow medical professionals and interact with patients. Please contact Maria Giraldo at (401) 274-6347 ext. 209 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the application form.
The Clinic is looking for more donors to join our Meal Partners in providing a light meal for our hard-working volunteers. Donations range from gift cards to monthly food donations. If you or someone you know has a connection with a restaurant, store or even someone who loves to cook, please help us spread the word and tell them about our donation program. For more information on donating and joining the Clinic as a Meal Partner, please contact Matt Giebert at email@example.com
Radio, Television, RIPTA, and Print Media advertising underwriters wanted to help the Clinic provide free health care to more of the nearly 50,000 uninsured Rhode Island adults. Please contact 401-274-6347 ext. 211 for more information.
Brown Community Health and RIFC - Community Partners
Watch the video at the link below and learn more about how the Free Clinic partners with Brown University's School of Public Health through the experiences of MPH student Leah Siegel-Reamer!
RIFC Receives $80,000 grant from BCBSRI!
The Clinic has been awarded a $80,000 grant in honor of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island's 80th anniversary.
RIFC CEO Marie Ghazal said, “Blue Cross is one of Clinic’s longest and strongest partnerships...This support has been essential to helping the clinic provide vital care for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable adults.”
Become a RI Free Clinic Friend for Life!
The RI Free Clinic is thrilled to announce our new Monthly Giving Initiative, Friends for Life!
Become a Friend for Life for as little as $5 a month and receive exclusive benefits!
A special quarterly newsletter showing your positive impact on the lives of Rhode Islanders
An invitation to the annual Rhode Island Free Clinic Open House, where Clinic staff offer tours and insight into the day-to-day operations of the Clinic.
RI Free Clinic partners with RIC for Mental Health Treatment
Rhode Island College and the Free Clinic have partnered to help build a better mental health system for the uninsured in Rhode Island. Thanks to a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, Master's level social work students and faculty have been placed at RIFC for mental health treatment!
Join Us at the 2019 Founders' Event!
Rhode Island Free Clinic's 9th Annual Founders' Event will be held on October 2, 2019. The Clinic is honored to award Dr. Walter Hollinger with the Steven Brin Physician of the Year Award and Delta Dental of Rhode Island with the 2019 Founders' Award for their support and service to the Clinic. Click to become a sponsor or buy tickets!