Who We Serve
Since opening in 2007
WTFC has provided care
To over 6,200 unduplicated patients through over 178,000 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 273,000 free medications with a retail value of over $51 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 2020 demographics:
79% are over the age of 40
42% are women
36% are working full or part-time, many with more than one job
80% 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 $39,750
59% of patients live at or below 100% of the FPL-for a family of four, this would be an annual income of $26,500
59% are African American, 38% are Caucasian, and 3% are other races
Volunteers are critical to the successful operation of WTFC. Since opening, volunteers have donated over 139,000 hours to improve the health and lives of patients. This time has a market value of over $4.3 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.