Who We Serve
Since opening in 2007
WTFC has provided care
To over 5,800 unduplicated patients through over 168,000 on-site visits for medical, dental, vision, women’s health, mental health, and pharmacy consultation services.
Since the inception of our pharmacy assistance programs, Rx Partnership and the Medication Assistance Program, WTFC patients have received over 260,000 free medications with a retail value of over $49.7 million.
Potential new patients must be qualified to receive services at the Clinic. Effective January 1, 2019, to meet eligibility requirements, patients must:
Be an adult, age 18 or older
Live in Suffolk, Franklin, or Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry or Sussex counties
Live at or below 300% of the FPL
Have no health or dental insurance and not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or VA benefits
Patient 2019 demographics:
77% are over the age of 40
61% are women
38% are working full or part-time, many with more than one job
84% of patients live at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)-for a family of four, this would be an annual income of $37,650
60% of patients live at or below 100% of the FPL
61% are African American, 37% are Caucasian, and 2% are other races
Volunteers are critical to the successful operation of WTFC. Since opening, volunteers have donated over 135,000 hours to improve the health and lives of patients. This time has a market value of over $4.2 million.
The mission of Western Tidewater Free Clinic is to provide high-quality, non-emergency health care to the residents of Western Tidewater who cannot otherwise afford it. Western Tidewater Free Clinic maintains a 501(c)3 non-profit status and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.