How to Choose the Best Free Clinic?

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With over 1,000 free clinics nationwide, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. The key is to research your choices so you find a free clinic that fits your needs and provides quality care. Below is a list of factors to consider when selecting a free clinic:

1. Location: The free clinic should be within a comfortable travel distance.

2. Quality: Quality is often overlooked but extremely important. To learn more about free clinic quality information and how we calculate quality scores, please see free clinic quality information.

3. Recommendations: Word of mouth recommendations can tell us whether we can get along with providers on a personal level. Ask friends, family, and other associates if they have had experiences with the free clinics on your list.

4. Availability: Check out the hours of operation for the free clinic. Many free clinics have limited availability. Try to locate a clinic that will fit into your schedule.

5. Services offered: Free clinics may offer a range of services: primary care, urgent care, dental, mental health, etc. Find a clinic that suits your needs.

6. Reviews: Research online reviews-they are a valuable resource. They can give you a better picture of whether patients received quality care at the free clinic.

How can help you find the best free clinic?

Use the free clinic search tool below to locate free clinics in your area. With the report generated, you can view quality information, reviews and ratings, exceptional healthcare workers at free clinics (we call them Care Stars), photos, services provided, contact information, driving directions, and much more.

I've narrowed the list down. Now what?

Call the free clinic and inquire about any qualifications, fees, or any other questions. Please visit the free clinic's page on to find address and contact information, and to get driving directions. Some free clinics have contact forms on their page, so it may be possible to email your questions to them. When contacting the free clinic, please be sure to mention you saw them on

Find, compare & rate free or low-cost clinics near you

Learn more about low cost health care:

Quality information for free clinics
What is a free clinic?
What is a a federally qualified health center?

Free clinics are also known as free medical clinics & free health clinics.