OUR VISION: As a non-profit clinic, Moore Free & Charitable Clinic seeks to create a healthy community by providing health care to the uninsured.
Moore Free & Charitable Clinic is a private, non-profit clinic that provides primary care services at low or no cost to eligible adult residents of Moore County. Even in Moore County, there are many who are unable to obtain affordable medical care because they lack health insurance coverage.
Who are the uninsured? They may be your hairdresser, the day care teacher or the single mother down the street. The uninsured are all around us, but it is a silent epidemic. Moore Free & Charitable Clinic was established to help those in the community who have no other place to turn for a medical home.
By providing quality primary care to the uninsured, we reduce the burden of preventable health problems in this community. Untreated chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure lead to complications that can disable or kill people. Helping people recognize and treat diseases in their early stages, instead of in the emergency room, improves outcomes and is cost-effective. We are a local, community-initiated response that has improved the quality of life of many people in Moore County.
Chief Operating Officer,
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of NC Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
President, FirstHealth Physician Group
Planned Giving Consultant
Retired Health Administrator
Retired Development Director
Pastor, Pinehurst United Methodist Church
Consultant/ Development Committee Chair
Moore Free & Charitable Clinic is sustained through a community-wide effort which includes many individual gifts, and donations, grants and in-kind contributions from the following generous organizational partners and supporters:
Carolina Eye Associates PA
Community Care Network of the Sandhills
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Glaxo Smith Kline
Neese Family Health Clinic
North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Pinehurst Cardiology Consultants
Pinehurst Foot Specialists
Pinehurst Medical Clinic
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Sandhills Community College Nursing Program
Sandhills Emergency Physicians
Southern Pines Diagnostic Imaging
Southern Pines Physical Therapy
St. Joseph of the Pines
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
The Cannon Foundation
The Duke Endowment
The Foundation of FirstHealth, Inc.
Foundation of the Carolinas
Susan B. Komen Foundation
The Leon Levine Foundation
C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation
Moore County Community Foundation
North Carolina Community Foundation
Pinehurst Community Foundation
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
John W. and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment
Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Brownson Presbyterian Church
Cameron Presbyterian Church
Chapel in the Pines, Inc.
Community Presbyterian Church
Community Congregational Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Thrift Shop
First Baptist Church of Southern Pines
Pinehurst United Methodist Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Southern Pines United Methodist
The Village Chapel, Inc.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery
Moore County Government
Whispering Pines Thrift Shop
Monroe & Monroe
St. Joseph of the Pines Dental
Shirley Baldwin, RN
Dr. Greg Blakely
Dr. Steven George
Sherry Hall, FNP
Elizabeth Harry, LCSW
Dr. Walter Morris
Dr. Larry Rouse
Sharon Taylor, FNP
Benford Morris - MPH
Free and charitable health clinics are non-profit, community-based organizations that provide medical care at 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.
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 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.
It depends on the clinic, but non profit clinics can provide medical, behavioral and dental care, as well as prescription medications, for low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable populations throughout North Carolina.
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. The Moore County Health Department does not provide primary care services.
In North Carolina there are 73 free clinics who reach and serve 83 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.
During 2021, non profit clinics in North Carolina delivered $315,021,739 in free health services to over 82,400 uninsured patients. Even in a pandemic year, the volunteer workforce equaled 5,260 volunteer healthcare professionals and dedicated community volunteers. Free clinics are delivering quality care and improving the health of the uninsured with efficiency and compassion.
Funding comes primarily from individual donations from businesses, civic organizations, churches, and community members. Foundations and state agencies also make some grant money available. Clinics provide an outstanding value for the contributions they receive. At Moore Free & Charitable Clinic in 2021, for every $1.00 donated, $35.41 in health services is provided.
See the Eligibility Page for information about eligibility guidelines.
See the Health Services page for more information.
Click on Patient Donation Program for more information.
We have one full-time physician assistant and one part-time physician assistant. They are supported by paid and volunteer physicians,registered nurses and staff. All medical providers are licensed by the state and in good standing.
No. Patients needing pregnancy services are referred to other community resources, such as the Moore County Department of Health, local obstetrics practices or counseling services.
See the Volunteer Opportunities Page
See the Donations Page for more information.