• 05/31/24

    Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant Awarded to Rhode Island Free Clinic

    The Rhode Island Free Clinic was awarded an Economic Mobility grant from Bank of America to provide additional investment in staffing at the Free Clinic and support our efforts to recruit more volunteer practitioners. This was a new opportunity for the Free Clinic, and the first award the RIFC has received from Bank of America. In 2023, Rhode Island Free Clinic provided care for 1,877 patients through 8,474 appointments. This new partnership with Bank of America will advance our shared efforts to address barriers to healthcare and ensure every Rhode Islander has access to comprehensive, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral care at no cost. #BofAGrants #AccessToHealthcare #EconomicMobility #RIFC

  • 04/19/24

    Rhode Island Free Clinic earned a 2024 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program

    The Rhode Island Free Clinic earned a 2024 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinic's mission is building healthy communities for all through quality, equitable, accessible healthcare. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive access to quality healthcare.

  • 01/02/24

    CVS Health Notice

    Rhode Island Free Clinic continues its commitment to providing free comprehensive care to you, our patients, including access to medications. We wanted to make you aware of a change to one of our medication’s programs.

    La Clínica Gratis de Rhode Island continúa su compromiso de brindarle cuidado médico comprensivo a ustedes, nuestros pacientes, incluyendo acceso a medicamentos. Le queríamos notificar de un cambio a uno de nuestros programas de medicamentos.

  • 09/27/23

    Rhode Island Free Clinic Announces New Medical Director

    PROVIDENCE, RI (September 26, 2023) - The Rhode Island Free Clinic announced today that Dr. Melinda Delaney will serve as its newest medical director. She takes the baton from former medical director, Dr. Ross Hilliard, who began his new role as the Internal Medicine Residency Director at Maine Medical Center.

  • 06/20/23

    Rhode Island Free Clinic selected as “Community Captain” by the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America

    We are thrilled to announce that the Rhode Island Free Clinic has been honored with the title of 2023 "Community Captain" by the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America! The charitable initiative, created in 2021, is designed to establish a deeper understanding of local nonprofits' community efforts and the populations they serve. As part of the program, the Free Clinic will receive $50,000 over two years, as well as in-kind donations and additional support. The Free Clinic is incredibly proud to be this year's only Rhode Island recipient and will share this designation with our local friends at Sojourner House, who received this award in 2021. Thank you to the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America for their extraordinary commitment and investment in the Clinic! To read the full press release, click the link below.

  • 02/09/23

    PVD Cello Fest Pop-Up At RI Free Clinic

    On Thursday, 2/9, PVD Cello Fest (Musicians: Megan Koch, Rob Bethel, Kamyron Williams and Zan Berry) performed a range of trio and quartet arrangements from contemporary pop to classical to a captive live and virtual audience. This represented a beautiful collaboration between music and health. To view the performance click the link below.

  • 01/23/23

    Rhode Island Free Clinic Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2023

    We are pleased to present our new officers and board members for 2023: Carrie Bridges Feliz, President; Michele Lederberg, Esq; Vice President; Patrick Martin, CPA, Treasurer; Jeffrey Chase-Lubitz, Secretary; and William Fitzgerald, President Emeritus.

  • 11/22/22

    Highlighting AmeriCorps at RIFC

    The AmeriCorps VISTA program allows its members to support organizations making sustainable change in areas that effect poverty, including education, public health, climate, access to benefits, and more. The full time volunteers commit to one year of service ranging from fundraising, grant writing, research, volunteer recruitment, and capacity building projects that will allow them to gain professional experience. At the Rhode Island Free Clinic, the VISTA program is a large part of our family. Hear what the current VISTAs shared about their experience in the program and the impact of the Rhode Island Free Clinic on them and the community.

  • UGI, UEG, Cooley partner to donate $2,500 to Rhode Island Free Clinic

    06/27/22

    UGI, UEG Partnership with Providence College Coach Cooley Benefits Rhode Island Free Clinic

    Donation made in PC Athletics’ name will help provide much-needed medical care to low-income adults. In addition to spreading the word about the importance of colonoscopy, the relationship between University Gastroenterology, University Endoscopy Group, and Providence College Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Cooley will now also help people seeking medical care at Rhode Island Free Clinic.

    Below is a sweet video documenting the presentation of this generous donation: https://vimeo.com/723127843/1550447f58

  • 03/08/22

    Rhode Island Free Clinic Board of Directors announces the selection of Forrest A. Daniels, MPA, DSc, FACHE as its new Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Daniels’ career has focused on serving the nation’s most vulnerable in senior management positions at hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and community organizations, including the District of Columbia Department of Health, and the D.C. Department of Corrections. “I look forward to moving to Rhode Island to work with Free Clinic volunteers, community partners, and supporters to advance the Clinic’s mission to ensure vital health care for adults in need from throughout Rhode Island,” said Dr. Daniels.