Child medical care is an ongoing challenge and burden for much of our country and city. A pediatrician is your partner in caring for your child’s healthcare needs from birth to adolescence.
If you can't afford any health insurance and don’t qualify for coverage through the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), you can get low-cost health care at a nearby community health center.
Free pediatric community clinics are free medical services located in both urban and rural areas. How much you pay depends on your income.
There are around 17,000 low-cost or free clinics that provide medical care in the united states.
Services provided by free pediatric medical clinics includes:
- Pediatric and adolescent medicine
- Newborn care
- Dental Care
- Immunizations, including flu vaccines
- 24-hour telephone coverage
- Prevention and management of chronic illnesses
- Minor procedures and injury treatment
- Childhood illness treatment
- Developmental screenings
- Laboratory services
- High-quality Mental Health Services
- Hearing and vision screening
- Prenatal visits
- Lactation services
State and Local Resources
Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer reduced-cost or free pediatric health care center.
FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)
Are free clinics really free?
There are 1400 free clinics that do not charge anything. However, most “free clinics” operate using a sliding scale for payment so you may pay a small fee for care depending on your income.
Can free clinics write prescriptions?
Yes, Free clinics use a licensed doctor, who can write prescriptions.
Do I need an appointment to be seen at the free clinics?
Yes, Most free clinics only see patients with appointments but there are few free urgent care who takes walk-ins.
I am an undocumented person. Will the free clinic see me?
Depends on clinics, Some clinics require you to be a legal resident but most of them don't. They just need your residency proof.
How does the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) affect the Free Clinic?
Even after obama care there are 29 millions uninsured people in the US, so if you don't have any insurance then it does not affect free clinics.
Is the Clinic staffed with licensed health professionals?
Yes, all of medical staff is licensed with the State and are covered under the one or other federal insurance.