Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net, 2014

Date
09/2015
Description

This brief explores two issues. First, we examine where free clinics are located and describe their availability in rural counties across all 50 states. This information was derived from clinic listings on the website of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). Second, through telephone interviews with leadership at 14 of the 21 state free clinic associations, we explore issues facing free clinics during the current period of change. Issues examined include perceived changes in demand subsequent to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and different funding models and strategies used by free clinics.

Center
South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Amy Martin, Grishma Bhavsar, Lauren Workman, Janice Probst