We provide free, high quality medical care to uninsured adults living in Rhode Island. Our clinic, in Providence offers culturally sensitive, personalized care. We speak: Spanish, French, Arabic, Creole and a little Italian.
All of our care is provided by volunteers. We leverage the altruism of our 50+ medical volunteers and we partner with: medical schools, hospitals and community organizations.
We provide continuous primary care to almost 1,500 enrolled patients. We serve thousands more through our walk in clinic, health screens and health education programs.
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100% of contributions go to care.
$1 in cash = $3 in care. 80% of our budget is contributed by volunteer medical personnel or in-kind contributions from partners.
We improve patient health. In 2012, CEHC was 1 of only 15 free clinics recognized by the AMA with a grant.
Funding for free health clinics was down 20% in 2011.
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CEHC is run by volunteers.
We need medical and non-medical volunteers.
Richard Salit’s excellent article on Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic from the series “Race in Rhode Island” is reprinted here…
PROVIDENCE — A busy weekday evening is getting underway at Clinica Esperanza as doctors and medical students welcome their first patients Read More
When Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group of dedicated volunteers could help Rhode Island residents facing economic hardships receive crucial, preventative medical care. That vision has Read More
Hatred and Intolerance is not the answer to the #ParisAttacks. We ask – who are the residents of the United States? But for a few native Americans, we (and our parents and grand parents) are all immigrants and refugees, who left our homelands. For that reason, at Clinica Read More