ST PETERSBURG FREE CLINIC INC

Rating: 5 stars   18 reviews

Address:

863 3rd Ave N St Petersburg FL 33701 USA

Mission:

St. Petersburg Free Clinic is an independent social service organization offering temporary assistance to meet basic needs of individuals and families in the community by providing food, shelter, health care, limited financial assistance,and referral information.

Programs:

Free Clinc Health Center is a walk-in clinic, and health education center for those who do not have health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid and do not qualify by low-income for the county health program. Volunteer doctors, nurses, and a grant-funded Advanced Registered Nurse Practiontier provide health care on a walk-in or appointment basis. Medications are provided to patients. Diabetic education classes are offered weekly.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

www.stpetersburgfreeclinic.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for ST PETERSBURG FREE CLINIC INC

Rating: 5 stars  

I met a gentleman who moved to St Pete from Michigan after losing his factory job and medical benefits. He is diabetic and was not able to afford medical care. I referred him to SP Free Clinic and he is now stable and managing his diabetes.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic has been providing assistance to the St. Petersburg Community for over 40 years. I have personally volunteered there over the years since 1976. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is dedicated to closing the hunger gap and helping men, women and families that are in need of food, medical care, shelter and more. The clinic has a strong foundation, broad community support and strong leadership. The food bank is being expanded in a new location and will be able to accept more fresh and perishable foods and serve more people. The medical clinic will be able to expand into the space vacated by the current food bank and there is a brand new women's residence facility that doubles the number of women that can be served. The other agencies under the clinic's umbrella are We Help which provides emergency aid to families and the men's shelter, Beacon House.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

St Petersburg Free Clinic does so much for the community from providing over 3mm pounds of food to community partners to providing health/dental care to hundreds of residents in need. Their commitment to our community is unparalleled and thousands of Pinellas residents are lucky to have such a stable, strong non-profit available to them.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

St. Pete Free Clinic has services that reach farther than most are aware. Its name is deceiving - in addition to free medical care, the Clinic is one of the largest providers of food to needy in the area. The Clinic also offers several housing programs for those in need. The Clinic runs entirely on donations and grants with an amazing staff and crew of volunteers.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

The Free Clinic's We Help program has assisted families, individuals and children (Pack A Sack) for many years with grace and compassion. Services range from food, identification, help with utility bills, and personal care items. It makes a true difference in the lives of the people who rely on it's services.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

A very well-run group that helps those in need of food, shelter, and healthcare. Ninety Three cents of every dollar goes directly to program services and over 4,800 people volunteer each year to lift their neighbors with help and hope. The hard-working, compassionate staff and volunteers of The St. Petersburg Free Clinic are changing the lives of so many in our community.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

"Providing food, shelter and health care" is not just a slogan at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. It is an organization-wide commitment that is carried out daily with respect for each and every client they serve and accountability to the organization's donors and volunteers.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers help and hope to neighbors in need throughout the community. The agency offers a wide range of programs to help people who are struggling with basic needs including hunger, medical, dental, housing, transportation, clothing, utilities and referrals.
As a volunteer, it is shocking and sad to see hundreds of people coming in each week for something as simple as a few bags of groceries yet it is a relief to know they have a place like St. Petersburg Free Clinic to go to get assistance.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Each year, thousands of people in our community come to St. Petersburg Free Clinic for assistance with basic needs including food, shelter, heath care, referrals and other basic services. As a weekly volunteer, I see people from all walks of life receive a helping hand from one of the Clinic's programs when they have no where else to turn. One gentleman in his nineties wrote, " Thank you for helping with my electric bill. I have terminal cancer and just want to stay warm. Your kindness and financial support with help me live out my last days in comfort." This is just one example of how a Clinic service can make life more bearable for a neighbor in need. And as a donor, I appreciate that donations are well spent to ensure that 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to client programs and services.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The St Petersburg Free Clinic has 5 major programs providing basic needs: food, shelter and medical care. It provides these services very efficiently, but also treating each client with the greatest dignity. Donated funds are the lifeblood of the organization. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to make a difference, one person at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen and heard the tremendous appreciation of our clients. Mothers and fathers have food for their children. Homeless women have a fresh start and support toasted a new life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add money for dental services which are much needed in our community for those without the ability to pay.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic focuses on meeting basic needs -- food, shelter and medical care. In my experience, The Free Clinic is a VERY good steward of its resources. Programs include a Food Bank serving the Clinic's programs and 50 other agencies, We Help (food pantry and other immediate assistance and referrals), the Free Clinic (ambulatory care and referrals for those who do not qualify for any other programs), Beacon House (men's shelter and transitional residence) and the Women's Residence (transitional housing and program for single women). Volunteers provide invaluable assistance in delivering all of the services of The Free Clinic. The staff is lean and effective. Community financial support has made each service possible for the many people in need. I would highly recommend support of this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering in the We Help program (food pantry) and serving on the Board of Trustees

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is very strong; I would only wish for capital funds to make much needed repairs or replacements to our buildings.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Volunteers, staff, and donated goods are all used judiciously to help those in real need. I feel strongly that my time and resources given are making a real difference in people's lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are organized, knowledgable and committed. Many volunteers have been there for years and years.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build new, more functional facilities for the Women's Residence, Beacon House (men's residence), Free Clinic and Food Bank.

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine what would have made it better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Given the needs of the poor and working poor in St. Petersburg, the possibilities for The Free Clinic to provide assistance tend to outstrip our resources. So, I think our biggest challenge will continue to be resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Our buildings are old and in need of constant repair. Capital funds to replace one or all of our buildings to be more functional would be terrific!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar