Berkeley Community Health Project wrote -
The Berkeley Free Clinic (BFC) needs your support this holiday season in preparation for a bigger, better 2016! Last year, the BFC provided:
- Over 3,000 STI/HIV screenings
- More than 700 acute medical appointments
- 300 dental exams and cleanings
- 590 peer counseling sessions
... for FREE. It's estimated that the BFC will have served about 8,000 clients this year with in-person appointments and over 4,500 with over-the-phone referrals, all at no cost to clients. The BFC has provided free healthcare to the Bay Area since 1969. Because our motto is "Healthcare for people, not profit," we need your help to provide more services and help even more people in 2016!
About the Berkeley Free Clinic:
The Berkeley Free Clinic, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1969 and provides freemedical, dental, counseling, and information services to community members in the Bay Area. We have proudly served thousands of community members during our 46-year history.
Fees have never been charged for any services, materials, medications or supplies provided at the Berkeley Free Clinic. Income is generated solely by individual or organizational donations, grants, and government programs.
The clinic is run almost entirely by volunteers, meaning the majority of the funds we raise go directly toward providng care for our clients.
In 2014, we served more than 8,200 community members, 51% of which were uninsured, and 24% were homeless.
For more information about the work we do, please visit our website.
Thanks for your support and happy holidays!