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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

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Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: Our mission is to provide free, compassionate, quality medical care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to access health services.

Target demographics: Low-income, uninsured Clark County residents.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 6,800 low-income, uninsured & underinsured members of our community

Geographic areas served: Clark County, Washington.

Programs: Medical, dental and vision care - and, through Project Access, we also coordinate free specialty care services.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member and went to an evening clinic to observe our staff and volunteers administering immunizations for children returning to school. Our waiting room was packed with young children and their families anxiously awaiting their shots. A line formed outside the waiting room as it was standing room only. The line formed down the side of the building and people leaned up against the wall to keep dry because it was raining. There was a crush of people around the reception desk as patients were completing the necessary forms. Our bilingual staff assisted when needed. The completed forms were then organized by our nurses and staff so that the proper immunizations were delivered. Even though our many volunteers and paid staff do not work together on a regular basis, they all knew what to do. And they easily moved among themselves assisting each other when preparing each patient for the immunizations. Our nurses and staff double checked the paperwork to be sure our patients received the correct immunization and dose. Our Free Clinic is a wonderful example of the teamwork of our staff and volunteers, all dedicated to providing compassionate care for our patients.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am both a Board Member and a volunteer (patient intake). The heart and soul of this organization are the volunteers. The care and compassion they provide the patients is amazing and the number of people I see leave with a smile on their face because they finally got the help they needed is heartwarming. We are taking care of the most vulnerable in our community and I am honored & blessed to be associated with this organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud of the amazing service the Free Clinic provides to the uninsured of Southwest Washington. It is a great experience to have had the opportunity to get to know those who are directly invovled in the mission of the Free Clinic. Their compassion and dedication is very inspiring. The Free Clinic really does make a difference in the lives of people... not only those they serve, but also those who share their time and talent to provide the care that is needed. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and the very supportive community of Clark County.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board of the Free Clinic for many years, and have also worked at the Clinic a a volunteer. This is a remarkable organization that leverages the dollars we have through thousands of donated volunteer hours, donated pharmaseuticals, and other item for our patients. The executive director and staff are top notch, and both staff and volunteers treat the patients with care and respect. The Free Clinic is financially sound, so that we can ensure that we can always provide services to memers of our community who are uninsured.