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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