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Rhode Island Free Clinic
Who We Are & What We Do // The Clinic is legions of volunteers, community partners, and supporters throughout Rhode Island who share the belief that health care should be available for all, regardless of income. The Clinic provides nearly 11,000 patient visits annually to over 2,600 patients with the help of our active statewide corps of over 1,000 volunteers and community partners, a lean professional staff of 9 full-time equivalents, and our dynamic team of AmeriCorps VISTA members. With an annual budget of just $1.2 million, the Clinic leverages over $6 million in additional donated health services and medical supplies to provide vital medical care to Rhode Island’s uninsured, low-income adults. Unlike a walk-in clinic, urgent care clinic, or an emergency room, the Free Clinic provides a medical home of coordinated health services comprised of primary care, labs and diagnostics, specialty care, prescription medications, follow-up visits, counseling, and wellness programs that help uninsured adults get and stay healthy. The Clinic is also a strategic link to education and training in the health care field. The Clinic collaborates with leading local academic and training partners to ensure that students in the health care field gain real-world experience and skills that lead to graduation, certification, and licensure.