About Us

The Mission

To serve the health needs of the underserved citizens of Anderson County through community engagement and partnerships with those who care.

To accomplish this mission the Free Clinic provides medical, dental, vision, mental health and pharmacy services to the uninsured whose income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines and have no insurance.

Vision

Everyone in Anderson County can access quality essential primary health care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our History

  • 1984 – Founded as a non-profit agency, operating from a little house in downtown Anderson on John Street next to St. John’s Methodist Church.
  • 1989 – The first Walk with the Docs was held on Saturday, March 18
  • 1998 – On Valentine’s Day, the Fant Street location opens with 6 medical exam rooms, 3 dental exam rooms and one lab.
  • 2002 – Satellite Clinic in Honea Path is opened to serve the rural areas of Anderson County
  • 2013 – AFC begins a stringent process to become certified by the South Carolina Free Clinic Association.
  • 2019- Added In-clinic vision care.
  • 2020- The clinic experienced a devastating flood while in the process of renovating the pharmacy area.
  • 2021- Renovation completed and Mental Health Services were added.

Who We Serve

The Free Clinic uses the federal poverty guidelines to qualify patients. In addition to income qualification, patients must be 18 years or older, uninsured and live in Anderson County.

The Free Clinic is Unique Because...

  • We are the only agency providing free medical, vision and dental care to low income, uninsured residents of Anderson County. We are the primary healthcare home for our patients.
  • Our major sources of funding are:  1) Individuals and Churches, 2) Grants, and 3) Annual Campaigns/Fundraisers.
  • AFC leverages resources by collaborating with other organizations, such as: AnMed Health, Anderson University, Clemson University, United Way, and other service providers in Anderson County.
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