Free & Charitable Clinics

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Free and Charitable Clinics use a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and/or behavioral health services to low-income individuals at no cost or at a small fee.  

Who is eligible for free and charitable clinics?  

Each service may have different eligibility requirements. However, all clinics restrict eligibility to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or have limited or no access to primary, specialty, or prescription healthcare. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.  

How can I apply?  

Application procedures and walk-in availability will vary depending on the clinic. It is advised to call the clinic closest to you before arriving.  

How can I find a clinic in my area?  

CLICK HERE to find a free clinic near you. You can also visit and use search terms “Community Clinics” or “Community Mental Health Clinics.” Note that some services may be available via telehealth, rather than in-person visits.   

Need more information?  

CLICK HERE to learn more about free and charitable clinics. To speak with an NC 211 Community Resource Specialist, call 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. 

Last updated 7/1/2023

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