OUR VISION: The Moore Free & Charitable Clinic seeks to create a healthy community through a collaborative effort with the purpose of providing health equity for the uninsured.
Moore Free & Charitable Clinic is a private, non-profit organization 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.
For more information on our mission and how this generous community has supported us since 2004, please read Making Moore County Healthy For All at the link below.
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:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
John W. and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Cannon Foundation
North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
The Duke Endowment
Moore County Community Foundation
North Carolina Community Foundation
Foundation for the Carolinas
C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation
Susan B. Komen Foundation
The Foundation of FirstHealth, Inc.
Glaxo Smith Kline
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
St. Joseph of the Pines
Southern Pines Diagnostic Imaging
Pinehurst Medical Clinic
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
Carolina Eye Associates PA
Neese Family Health Clinic
Southern Pines Physical Therapy
Sandhills Emergency Physicians
Pinehurst Cardiology Consultants
Pinehurst Foot Specialists
Sandhills Community College Nursing Program
Community Care Network of the Sandhills
Moore County Government
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
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Southern Pines United Methodist
Pinehurst United Methodist Church
The Village Chapel, Inc.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery
Whispering Pines Thrift Shop
Monroe & Monroe
Dr. Michael Antil
Dr. Greg Blakely
Dr. Lori Heim
Dr. Walter Morris
Dr. Fabian Rodriguez
Angela Meredith, PA-C
Sifiso Rodger, FNP
Jane Schwanting, PMHNP
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.
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 free 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.
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.
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.
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. At Moore Free & Charitable Clinic in 2018, for every $1.00 donated, $29.61 in health services is provided.
See the Eligilibility Page for information about eligibility guidlines.
See the Health Services page for more information.
Click on Patient Fees for more information.
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.
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.