Become a Patient

What New Patients at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia Need to Know

What New Patients at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia  Need to Know

Become a Patient

To apply for service, collect all required documentation (see below) and a list of current medications. Call (434) 847-5866 to schedule an eligibility screening interview. There is no charge for an eligibility screening appointment.

Eligibility Forms

Prior to your eligibility screening interview, please download and fill out the following forms and email them to us or bring them with you to your appointment.

General Eligibility Criteria

We provide medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to adults who reside in Central Virginia, are uninsured or underinsured, and who have income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Individuals are considered underinsured if their health insurance does not cover the medically necessary service they are requesting.

If you have Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible for our dental services. Educational classes are provided to all community members regardless of income.

Areas We Serve

We provide services to adults who live in Virginia with a focus on Central Virginia, which includes:

  • City of Lynchburg

  • Amherst County

  • Appomattox County

  • Bedford County

  • Campbell County

  • Nelson County

  • Pittsylvania County

Insurance

In order to be eligible for a service at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, you must NOT have insurance for the service you are requesting. If you are a current patient and become eligible for Medicaid, we will continue to serve you.

Financial

You may not have a household income of over 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The following chart shows 250% of the FPL by household size for 2020:

Persons in Household250% of Federal Poverty Level
1$31,900
2$43,100
3$54,300
4$65,500
5$76,700
6$87,900

For the purposes of eligibility, a household is defined as the patient and any adults or dependents listed on the patient’s federal income tax return.

Required Documentation

Please bring the following documents to your eligibility screening interview:

  • Federal Income Tax Return (1040 Forms) for the Most Recent Year or a 4506-T Form if You Did Not File Taxes
  • Last 30 Days’ Pay Stubs for Any Employed Adults or Dependents Listed on the Tax Form (Including the Applicant)
  • Unemployment Benefit Award Letter (If Receiving Unemployment Benefits)
  • Current Notice of Action Letter for Food Stamps, TANF, and/or General Relief From Social Services (If Receiving Any of These Benefits)
  • Documentation of Social Security or Other Pension Benefits (If Receiving Any of These Benefits)
  • Current Virginia State Driver’s License or Virginia State Picture Identification Card (If You Do Not Have a Picture ID, We Can Help You Get One)

If you are living in a homeless shelter, transitional, or treatment program, a letter from the facility verifying resident status replaces the above documentation. You will be asked to provide income verification at a later date.

Patient Fees

The Free Clinic of Central Virginia does not charge patients for medical, dental, pharmacy, or behavioral health services provided. We do, however, request that patients make a small donation between $5 and $10 for some services. Prescriptions are $3 each. No patient will ever be denied service or medications due to an inability to pay.

Service Limitations

Services at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia are primarily provided by volunteer nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and physicians. Therefore, we are unable to provide certain services. These include examinations for disability determination if the patient is not receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, obstetrics, routine family planning if the patient is not receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, and medications not on our pharmacy formulary.