The Riverside Free Clinic (RFC) is a non-profit organization committed to providing free, sustained, and long-term medical care to members of our underserved community in the Inland Empire. RFC has been serving the community for over 10 years as a member of the National Association of Free Clinics and operates every other Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at the First Congregational Church of Downtown Riverside.
RFC’s diverse patient base is comprised of unique individuals from all walks of life that struggle to receive healthcare. Often times, our patients are from socioeconomically challenged backgrounds and find great difficulty in being able to afford basic necessities. For these members of our community, the Riverside Free Clinic is the only reliable and accessible source of follow-up medical care and prescribed medications.
The volunteer staff of RFC includes students from the following institutions: University of California, Riverside (Medical & Undergraduate), Loma Linda University (Pharmacy), Keck Graduate Institute (Pharmacy), Western University (Pharmacy & Dentistry), University of Redlands (Mental Health), and Riverside Community College (Nursing). These students collaboratively operate the clinic under the close supervision of licensed clinical faculty from each institution who dedicate their time to look after our underserved community. RFC proudly offers services in primary care, mental health counseling, dental hygiene, diabetes management, social working, smoking cessation, women’s health, hygiene, stress relief, blood work, and nutritional health education.
One of the ways RFC sustains operational costs is through a raffle and silent auction which has had to be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. We humbly ask that you consider supporting our cause with a direct monetary contribution or participation through our instagram auction event (@ucrrfc).
On behalf of the Riverside Free Clinic and the patients we provide for, please accept our sincere thanks and gratitude. Your consideration in supporting our efforts to provide free, accessible healthcare to our underserved community members is deeply appreciated.