About Us

Building a Healthy America One Patient at a Time.  Support Free and Charitable Clinics Where Medical Care for the Underserved Isn't a Dream, It's Reality

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States. 
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation.

Mission and Vision for the NAFC

Mission

Broaden access to affordable health care for the medically underserved by increasing public awareness, promoting volunteerism, and supporting and advocating for the nation’s safety net of Free and Charitable clinics. 

Vision

To be a national voice and essential partner for building a healthy America.

ORGANIZATION VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • WE BELIEVE access to health care should be a right, not a privilege.
  • WE VALUE human dignity and ACCESS to quality, compassionate health care.
  • WE VALUE the individuality of our member clinics and their ability to adapt to community needs and resources.
  • WE VALUE volunteerism.
  • WE VALUE community ownership, service and collaboration.