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Rhode Island Free Clinic Inc.

Providence, R.I.



The free clinic exclusively serves uninsured patients who seek primary and mental-health care and free prescriptions at its ambulatory-care facility, and operates a Physicians Network to treat other residents throughout the state. This two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund for staff support enables the clinic to expand its hours and recruit volunteer physicians. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics, and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.