What is the WFCA?
The Washington Free Clinic Association is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to strengthen and support the Free Clinics of Washington through advocacy, education and professional networking. The WFCA is currently comprised of 24 free clinic members from across Washington State. Free Clinics are private, non-profit, community or faith-based organizations that provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and/or mental health services at little or no cost to uninsured and underinsured people through the use of volunteer health professionals, community volunteers, and partnerships with other health providers. There are currently more than 30 Free Clinics operating in Washington today and that number continues to grow. The WFCAestimates that Washington Free Clinics alone may have been responsible for over 45,000 patient visits in 2009.
View The State of Washington’s Free Clinics and Project Access Organizations 2011 to gain a better understanding of the services provided and role of Free Clinics and Project Access in our state. To learn more about the location and services of Free Clinics in Washington, click here. To learn more about services that we provide to our members, click here or contact us directly.
How do I become a member of the WFCA?
Membership in the WFCA is available to any non-profit organization that provides health care to the uninsured and underinsured at little or no cost to the patient. Membership is also available to private for-profit clinics that provide free services to the uninsured and underinsured during designated office hours. The WFCA also has a class of Associate Membership that is available to both individuals and organizations who support the purposes of the Association, but who do not otherwise qualify for regular membership. Applications for each are provided below. All applications must be filled out in the entirety and mailed, along with a dues payment, to P.O. Box 1794, Olympia, WA 98507.
How can I support the WFCA?
We’re so glad you asked! There are several opportunities to support the WFCA, including:
- Volunteer your time! We can always use help with data entry, website maintenance, fundraising, and more.
- Donate professional services! Professional services can be very costly and we seek donated legal counsel, CPA and other consultative services.
- Donate money! Donations to the WFCA support the Annual Networking Conference, expansion of the Technical Assistance Program and web resources.
- Sign up as an Associate Member!
- Contact a free clinic near you and support their work directly!