Frequently Asked Questions

What is a free and charitable health clinic?

Free and charitable health clinics are nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide medical care at little or no charge to low-income, uninsured persons through the use of volunteer health care professionals, partnerships with specialty health care providers, and, in some cases, through employed medical staff.

Who is the typical free and charitable clinic patient?

A free and charitable clinic patient is the person in line with you at the grocery store, or in the pews with you at church. A patient is typically high school educated, perhaps with some college experience, and is often working, but either can’t afford, is not offered, or is not eligible for health insurance (“the working poor”). Sometimes, a person may lack health insurance because they work more than one part-time job when full-time employment with benefits is not available. In terms of ethnicity, patients typically match the makeup of the community.

What types of services do free clinics provide?

Free clinics provide medical and dental care, as well as prescription medications, for low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable populations in 72+ counties and cities across the State. In some clinics there are specialty services provided, even in some cases mental health care.

What is the difference between free and charitable clinics and local health departments?

Free clinics are not public agencies and are not run by the state or county government, as local health departments are. Free and charitable clinics, therefore, are dependent upon the generosity of the community, as well as grants, to sustain operations.

How many free and charitable clinics are there?

In North Carolina there are 68 free clinics who reach and serve 87 clinic sites. The first free clinic was opened in Winston-Salem in 1972. Free clinics are connected with one another for the exchange of information and ideas, etc. by the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, with an office in Winston-Salem. North Carolina has the largest Free Clinic association in the country serving both rural and urban locations throughout the state.  

What impact do the free and charitable clinics make?

 During 2016, in North Carolina, $234,913,400 in free health services were delivered to 75,000+ uninsured patients. The volunteer workforce equaled 8,000+ volunteer healthcare professionals and dedicated community volunteers-donating more than 499,000 hours of service. Free clinics are delivering quality care and improving the health of the uninsured.

See the 2016 NCAFC Annual Report issued by the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Where do free and charitable clinics obtain their funding?

Funding comes primarily from individual donations from businesses, civic organizations, churches, and community members). Foundations also make some grant money available. Clinics provide an outstanding value for the contributions they receive. On average, for every $1.00 used to operate a clinic, $7.20 in free health services is provided.

Who can receive health care services at Moore Free and Charitable Clinic?

Click on Eligilibility Page for information about eligibility guidlines.

What types of services are provided at the clinic?

Click on Health Services and Patient Information Page for more information

What are the fees for Moore Free and Charitable Clinic services?

Click on Patient Fees for more information.

Who provides patient care at the clinic?

We have one full-time physician assistant and one part-time physician assistant. They are supported by paid and volunteer registered nurses and staff. All medical providers are licensed by the state and in good standing.

Does the clinic provide obstetrical services?

No. Patients requesting pregnancy information are referred to other established community agencies, such as the Moore County Department of Health, local obstetrics practices or counseling services.

How can I volunteer?

Click on Volunteer Opportunities Page

How do I contribute?

Click on Donate to the Clinic Page

Our contact information is:

211 Trimble Plant Rd. Suite C Southern Pines, NC 28387
Tel: 910.246.5333    Fax: 910.246.5330    Website:

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