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National Association of Free Clinics
Alexandria VA

The National Association of Free 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 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 clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by free clinics in communities throughout the nation.

Mission and Vision for the NAFC

The National Association of Free Clinics provides research, education and resources to promote, strengthen and advocate for member organizations and the communities they serve.

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


Be an effective advocate for free clinics and the people they serve.
Monitor and provide input on national legislative and regulatory issues affecting free clinics’ ability to provide services.
Network with and assist state and regional free clinic associations with legislative and regulatory issues that affect their ability to provide services.
Encourage high standards of operations and quality of care.
Educate the general public, state and federal government leaders and health care industry leaders about free clinics and the value they contribute to the health care system.
Increase networking among member free clinics through electronic media, resource development and meeting opportunities.
Develop membership benefits that provide cost-saving opportunities to free clinics and leverage in-kind donations and gifts.
Develop national fundraising and resource development opportunities with the goal of being able to send new resources to the local level.

National Association of Free Clinics is a 501(c)3 organization.