AFC has provided free, high-quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults for more than 25 years, and though COVID-19 turned its world upside down, it knew that patients facing cancer, diabetes, or heart disease still needed treatment. With volunteers sheltering at home (they conduct virtual appointments, medical reviews, and serve as telephone interpreters) AFC’s part-time nurse practitioner began working full-time and retired staff nurses returned to screen patients, address mental health needs, and develop crisis response protocols. Dental staff see emergency cases and flex into other roles as needed. Many patients are struggling with access to food, transportation, and other emergency needs so AFC connects them to local resources. As we move through this crisis, so much is unpredictable: what was true yesterday is outdated today. What’s certain is that AFC will continue meeting the healthcare needs of our community’s most vulnerable neighbors.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other

  • Individual Patients Served in 2011 Fiscal Year:   1,676
  • On Site Patient Visits in Fiscal Year 2011:   10,653
  • Primary & Specialty Care Appointments in Fiscal Year 2011:   5,669
  • Intensive Care Coordination Appointments in Fiscal Year 2011:   2,700
  • Prescriptions Dispensed in Fiscal Year 2011:   17,148

Awards & Recognition

Charity Navigator, 2007, 2008,2010,2011 4 Stars for sound fiscal management
Virginia Health Care Foundation's Outstanding Alumna Achievement, 2008
James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, Arlington County 2007
Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Award - 2006
President's Community Volunteer Award - 2003


  • Healthcare Design Magazine On-line
    Tue Jul 14 2009  
    Arlington Free Clinic recently moved to a new "green" space designed by nationally renown architects in healthcare design.

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