Washington Healthcare Access Alliance

What is a Free Clinic?

Free clinics are private, non-profit, community or faith-based organizations that provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and/or mental health services at little or no cost to uninsured and underinsured people through the use of volunteer health professionals, community volunteers and partnerships with other health providers. As of 2013, there are over 30 known free clinics operating in Washington State, as well as five start-up clinics and several Project Access organizations. WHAA estimates that these clinics provide healthcare services to over 100,000 patients annually. No two free clinics are alike, and the development of each clinic is guided by the community to meet identified health care needs using the community’s unique assets and resources.

What does the WHAA do?

The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance is a private, non-profit organization. Our mission is to strengthen and support the free and charitable clinics of Washington through advocacy, education and professional networking. As with any professional industry, the individuals involved benefit from having an association to represent and promote them, as well as to facilitate networking and circulation of best practices.

Free Clinic Job Opportunity!

Immediate opening for executive director position at a nonprofit medical/dental clinic in Port Angeles, WA.

Experience required: Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred. 3-5 years of non-profit management and grant writing experience, preferably in health care or human services organizations with knowledge of healthcare safety net systems for vulnerable populations. Familiarity with the Carver Policy Governance Model. Compensation dependent on experience.

Please submit resumes to the following electronic address: manager@vimoclinic.org

The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance appreciates your support!

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance