Arlington Free Clinic provides health care to 1,600 Arlingtonians a year – at no cost. Some clients work at one or more low-wage jobs; others have lost their jobs. None has health insurance, and far too many have chronic conditions that have gone untreated for years. To serve them, AFC draws on a network of over 570 volunteers, including 170 physicians and nurse practitioners, who provide primary and specialty care, women's health and mental health services, and patient education – enabling clients to take control of their own well-being. AFC’s pharmacy fills over 16,000 prescriptions annually, from antibiotics for serious infections to life-saving drugs for cancer and heart disease. These services are in high demand: for every AFC patient, there are six low-income Arlingtonians in need of similar care. Supported by volunteers – from the doctors and nurses who care for patients to the artists whose work brightens the hallways – AFC is an ideal example of a community coming together to solve a pressing social problem. Won't you join this essential team?

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other


  • Individual Patients Served in 2011 Fiscal Year:   1,676
  • On Site Patient Visits in Fiscal Year 2011:   10,653
  • Primary & Specialty Care Appointments in Fiscal Year 2011:   5,669
  • Intensive Care Coordination Appointments in Fiscal Year 2011:   2,700
  • Prescriptions Dispensed in Fiscal Year 2011:   17,148

Awards & Recognition

Charity Navigator, 2007, 2008,2010,2011 4 Stars for sound fiscal management
Virginia Health Care Foundation's Outstanding Alumna Achievement, 2008
James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, Arlington County 2007
Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Award - 2006
President's Community Volunteer Award - 2003

Press

  • Healthcare Design Magazine On-line
    Tue Jul 14 2009  
    Arlington Free Clinic recently moved to a new "green" space designed by nationally renown architects in healthcare design.

Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Arlington Free Clinic is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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