Virginia’s free and charitable clinics are powered by volunteers who step up to meet the healthcare needs of those who lack access across the state.
Annually, more than 2,000 licensed healthcare provider volunteers donate their time and energy to provide care for more than 66,000 patients each year. That’s 66,000 vulnerable people who gain access to the care and medications they need so they can stay healthy and out of the hospital. 66,000 Virginians who are given a real opportunity to prevent disease and live a healthier lifestyle.
We could not do what we do without the help of our volunteer providers. Clinical and non-clinical volunteers make a direct and immediate impact on the lives of people in their community. Many of free clinics providers are currently practicing licensed medical professionals but we also have a number of recently retired volunteers who want to stay connected to the field of medicine and care for people without the pressures and constraints of private practice. At free and charitable clinics, these providers get to spend time with their patients and are better able to make a real impact in someone’s life.
Our providers are incredibly passionate about the work they do. They practice in free and charitable clinic settings because they truly care about treating patients from underserved communities and protecting individuals and families from healthcare crises.
“We could not do the work that we do without our volunteers. That includes the doctors, nurses, and dentists, and also the lay people who come in and register patients, run the front desk, and schedule people.”
– Sally Graham, Nurse Practitioner, Clinic Executive
Visit our Clinics Listings to find a clinic in your community that you can support. Use the contact information provided to reach out with your interest as each clinic manages their own volunteers and will be best able to explain their volunteer opportunities when you contact them.
Kathy, Nurse Practitioner, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
“A good day is when I’m able to help a patient become a partner in their own healthcare. They make the difference. The key is being honest. I tell them that I’m here for them, but there are things they need to do to help themselves so I can help them.”
Larry Newark, Spanish Interpreter, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
“I’m retired from commercial banking, and this is a lot more fun and rewarding in a very different way. A good day here is a busy one, and all the days are busy. The clients are wonderful people. They are so appreciative of the help we can offer them.”
Chelsea Jackson, CNA and VCU Student, CrossOver Healthcare Ministries
“The staff is so engaging and supportive, and they’ve offered to help me as far as my future goes. I’d like to be a Physician’s Assistant. I learn something new every time I’m here.”
Our volunteer teams are fully invested in helping manage patients’ long-term health issues and are honored and rewarded to be part of people’s long-term healthcare journeys.
Free and charitable clinics across the state are always looking for talented and selfless individuals who want to give back to their communities and help make Virginia healthier.
Our quality providers are helping us redefine what free clinics are and all they can be.