Services

We Believe that Everyone Should have Access to High-Quality Healthcare

We Believe that Everyone Should have Access to High-Quality Healthcare

Medical Care

If you need medical care, but you don’t have health insurance, you may be eligible to receive medical care at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia. If you are a current patient of the Free Clinic of Central Virginia and become eligible for Medicaid, we will continue to serve you.

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We provide free comprehensive primary care for adults by appointment only including:
  • Ongoing Care for Chronic Illnesses Such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Allergies, Thyroid Disorders, and High Cholesterol
  • Treatment for Minor Acute Illnesses Like Bronchitis, Sinus Infections, Influenza and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Preventive Medical Care Like Flu Shots, Physicals, Screenings for Cancer and Diagnostic Tests for Chronic Illnesses
  • Annual Gynecological Exams, Pap Tests, Breast Exams, Mammograms and Some Birth Control for Female Patients
  • Routine Lab Services
We provide free specialty medical services for adults by appointment only during monthly clinics, including:
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Hypertension/Kidney Disease Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
We also provide referrals to other providers for free or reduced-cost medical specialties, including:
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Chiropractic
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Infectious Disease
  • Mammography
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Urology

We do not provide STD testing or treatment, HIV testing or treatment, pregnancy testing, TB screening, or flu shots unless you are receiving ongoing primary care from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia.

Eligibility Guidelines

You are most likely eligible if you:

  • Are Over Age 18
  • Have Household Income Below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Are Not Covered by Medicare or Private Health Insurance
  • Are Currently Living in Virginia

Dental Care

If you need dental care, but you don’t have dental insurance, you may be eligible to receive dental care at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia.

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We provide free basic dental services for adults by appointment only.
  • Basic dental care is provided by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Howard University fourth-year dental students under the supervision of volunteer local dentists
  • Basic dental care includes restoration (fillings), extractions, x-rays, and examination
  • Dental hygiene services are provided by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) dental hygiene students under the supervision of volunteer local dentists

We currently have an extensive waiting list for other dental services, including root canals and crowns. These services are provided only when specific grant funding is available, typically once per year.

We do not provide sedation (local anesthesia only), complex root canals, gum disease treatment, bridges, dentures, or braces.

Eligibility Guidelines

You are most likely eligible if you:

  • Are Over Age 18
  • Have Household Income Below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Do Not Have Dental Insurance
  • Are Currently Living in Virginia

Behavioral Health

We provide behavioral health counseling by appointment only. Please contact us for more information.

Prescriptions and MedsHelp

If you are unable to afford important prescription medications, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia may be able to help. To receive prescription assistance from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, you must first be enrolled as a Free Clinic of Central Virginia patient with current income verification on file.

Prescriptions

If your Free Clinic of Central Virginia healthcare provider determines that you need prescription medication to manage a health condition, he/she will write you a prescription which can be filled at our recommended pharmacy:

Hill City Pharmacy at the Community Access Network
800 5th Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Lynchburg, VA 24504

Hill City Pharmacy and the Free Clinic of Central Virginia are often able to get prescriptions for Free Clinic of Central Virginia patients at low or no cost to the patient. Also, thanks to the support of our donors, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia spends $55,000 annually to purchase prescriptions for our patients.

Donors: Please note that state regulations prohibit the Free Clinic of Central Virginia from accepting donated medications from the community. Contact your pharmacy for safe disposal guidelines.

Drugs

MedsHelp

Our innovative MedsHelp program helps low-income Free Clinic of Central Virginia and Community Access Network patients to obtain their prescription medication. We help patients with the application process for pharmaceutical companies’ Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). These programs provide medications at no cost. Because applications for PAPs are submitted to pharmaceutical companies for approval, it can take four to six weeks to receive prescription medications.

Eligibility for MedsHelp and Patient Assistance Programs is different from eligibility for other Free Clinic of Central Virginia services. Call (434) 847-5866 ext. 25 for information about specific PAP eligibility criteria.

MedsHelp Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

MedsHelp Contact Information:

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If you are not currently a Free Clinic of Central Virginia patient, you must first schedule an eligibility screening interview. Call (434) 847-5866 to schedule your screening.