For Patients

We are here for your health. Please be part of it!

  • Tell doctors how you REALLY feel. Mention all symptoms and any allergies. This helps the doctors prescribe appropriate treatment & meds.
  • Complete labs on the day you are instructed to do.
  • Take meds as prescribed, supported by timely refills.
  • Bring your medicine in the original bottle to every visit. Bring ALL, even if they were prescribed by another office or are over the counter medications
  • Don’t let your certification lapse.
  • Don’t leave appointment without knowing what you need to do & why is it important.
  • Keep your appointments. If the doctor refers you to a specialist, you will receive the appointment by mail. If you cannot make this appointment, please call their office & cancel it.
  • Make your appointment a priority, but if you can’t make it, cancel in advance (Call 226-1294 Press 3) so we can give your appointment to someone else.
    Keep in mind that if you cancel, it may take several weeks or months for you to get     another appointment
  • Give us your current contact information. The Free Clinic needs current phone numbers and addresses in order to mail referrals or inform patients of appointment changes.
  • Patients are asked to pitch in. AFC is able to stay open because of the financial support by those who believe in our mission.

How to Become A New Patient

Click on the buttons below to read more.

To be Eligible to Become a New Patient, You Must:
  1. Be an adult resident of Anderson County.
  2. Have no insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
  3. Meet low-income guidelines (100% of Federal Poverty Level.)

To Apply to Become a New Patient:
  1. Click here to download the New Patient Application
  2. Apply directly at the Free Clinic at the new patient screening session on Wednesday mornings at 9:00am. Doors open at 9:00 am and close at 9:05 am.
    Everyone inside at that time will be oriented and screened.
  3. Unfortunately, because of funding and the availability of volunteer doctors, we are limited in the number of new patients we can accept. Eligible individuals’ names are put into a weekly lottery. Five to ten names are drawn weekly not only to become new patients at the Free Clinic, but also to receive outstanding care.