The Patient Advocate Foundation wants everyone to know that no patient is alone when dealing with healthcare needs and there are...
Help us bridge the gap to quality, accessible healthcare for our neighbors in need. Your support will help our all-volunteer medical team open pathways to wellness, fill gaps for the most economically vulnerable and help patients navigate a difficult health care terrain. No contribution is too small, and the impact is enormous.
Volunteers are the driving force behind our operations and fundraising. Our experienced and respected volunteer health care professionals treat every patient with compassionate care. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks including administrative functions, advocacy and leadership with committees and the Board of Directors.
We are here to help! We provide health care services to the uninsured and underinsured. From providing quality care to connecting patients to critical community resources, our patients and their needs are our highest priority.
WHO WE ARE
HEALTHCARE TO THE UNDERSERVED
Civic leaders and the medical community, with the support of local churches, founded a “temporary” program in 1986 to address the needs of the medically underserved, or those falling through the gaps in our healthcare system.
With the support of volunteer doctors, nurses and other caregivers, the Lorain County Free Clinic staff provides primary health care, preventive care, chronic disease management, medical tests, specialty referrals, prescription assistance and health education to low-income individuals and families.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Hundreds of individuals have given their time and financial support. Medical practices and hospitals have given millions of dollars in care. Over the last 32 years, the LCFC and its corps of medical and community volunteers have provided medical access to thousands of people without insurance. The backbone of the clinic are the volunteers.
YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT OUR CRITICAL WORK
Special thank you to the Community West Foundation for its tremendous grant support of our Medical Services Program. This grant...
“Almost Home” by Vincent J. Stark The Free Clinic received generous capital funding in 2017-2018 from the Vincent J. Stark...
Thank you to Renee Collins and Joe Pullin for installing our Blessing Box! (L-R) Program Director Kathy Janda and Renee...
On April 27, the 4th Annual Taste of Italy was held on the Shores of Lake Erie. The wine tasting...
Pete McCormack has been a volunteer nurse for over five years. Pete says his volunteering keeps him connected with nursing....
Diabetic patients at the Lorain County Free Clinic will have additional services this year thanks to a generous grant.
Adult and child immunizations will be available from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month...
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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY
“The free clinic feels like home. I’ve been here for five years; the volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives and office staff are my colleagues and friends. We’re all here for a reason–we care and we want to help. You can’t find a nicer group of people to work with.”
“I am a 59 year old female who is only employed part time. I cannot get insurance through my job because I am not a full time employee. I am not eligible for Medicaid because I have an income. The health insurance through Health Marketplace is more than I can afford, so I went without health coverage or medication until I was treated at the Free Clinic. I am very thankful for the Lorain County Free Clinic. Without the Clinic, I would not be able to have any healthcare.”
” I could not pay for insurance. The money ran out because it is not affordable. (They) would not let me see my doctor even if I paid out of pocket. I am just glad to be here. I was taken care of and I am thankful and very grateful. God bless you all.”
“The staff was really friendly and they were able to listen to my concerns and answer my questions.”
“I worked at the Steel Mill for five years. I have been laid off due to lack of work for almost two years. I am glad to have the facility to help me out.”
“I volunteer at the Lorain County Free Clinic because in 1992 my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer and we had no insurance due to the fact that his ad agency had laid him and four others off. I eventually found L.C.F.C who forgave all his surgeries. It was a miracle. We both started volunteering ASAP.”