Next Clinic: April 21st, 2021 (Medical & Auto-Refill)

In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Riverside Free Clinic will be suspending many services until further notice. At our upcoming clinic on April 21st, RFC will be providing medical services to NEW patients by appointment. We will also be offering FREE lab services. Please check back closer to the clinic date to see if we will be providing any other services.

En los esfuerzos para reducir el COVID-19, Riverside Free Clinic ha suspendido muchos servicios hasta nuevo aviso. En nuestra próxima clínica el 21 de Abril, RFC va a ofrecer servicios médicos para nuevos pacientes con cita previa. También ofrecemos servicios de laboratorio GRATIS. Por favor, vuelva a consultar más cerca de la fecha de la clínica para ver si vamos a ofrecer otros servicios.

New Patients

If you are a new patient seeking medical services, please fill out the form below to receive an appointment time*:

https://forms.gle/qCUcTknnFpGWMkFLA

*Patients will only be seen with appointments.

Pacientes Nuevos

Si usted es un paciente nuevo que busca servicios médicos complete el formulario a continuación para recibir una cita*:

https://forms.gle/TzB3Grrs2SL27aAv6



*Los pacientes sólo serán atendidos con un cita.

Auto-Refill

If you will be attending this upcoming clinic to pick up a prescription, please fill out the form below for faster service:

https://forms.gle/HoZajXbqt41pMbLq6 




Recarga Automática

Si va a asistir a la próxima clínica para recoger una receta, por favor llene el formulario a continuación para un servicio más rápido.

https://forms.gle/VsKXtwEAfHq4NNwv6



Counseling Services

Counseling services will continue via web/phone for existing clients. Please fill out the form below to request a counseling appointment *:

 https://bit.ly/3cmLn6u


*
At this time, we have more service requests than anticipated. New clients will be put on a waiting list.

Servicios de Consejería

Los servicios de consejería continúan a través de la web/teléfono para los clientes existentes. Complete el formulario a continuación para solicitar una cita de conserjería*:

https://bit.ly/3cmLn6u

*En este momento tenemos más solicitudes de servicios que anticipado. Los nuevos clientes serán puestos en una lista de espera.

If you require immediate medical attention, please seek help at the Riverside University Health System located at 
26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555 or call (951) 486-4000. 


For more information and resources please visit our COVID-19 page.

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Eighteen years have passed since the clinic first opened its doors with the mission to serve the underserved in Riverside. This was no easy task to take on, but each year the clinic has grown and its list of volunteers increased. In the beginning there were only undergraduate students, medical students, and physicians. Now we have medical residents, nurses, Western University pharmacy and dental students, as well as dentists. We provide patients with various health services through patient-care team approach. These range from basic first aide to long- term medical management of chronic diseases like diabetes. Currently we average 50 medical; and 20 dental patients at each bi-weekly clinic. As the clinic continues to expand, new developments are established. One of our additions has been a partnership with Western University dental students and their advisers. For the past seven years our clinic had been struggling to find an available source of dental care for our patients. Now, with support from the California Dental Association and the Riverside Community Health Foundation, we will finally be able to offer patients access to dental care they previously were unable to find.

We also took strides in expanding the range of medications available to our patients when we developed our Needy Meds program. Many of our patients had been struggling to obtain certain name brand medications that our clinic unfortunately could no longer afford to provide. This new program allows our patients to receive free medications straight from the manufacturer. It has proved especially beneficial to our asthmatic patients whose care requires expensive HFA inhalers. One of the most important aspects of the new program is its sustainability as each years patients can reapply to maintain the aid they need. Aside from instituting new programs we have also improved some of our well-established programs such as laboratory testing and providing hygiene kits. At every biweekly meeting, every person receives a hygiene kit, which can include supplies like shampoo, bars of soap, razors, tissue, toothbrushes and toothpaste, female hygiene products and condoms, and whatever else we receive through donations. At the beginning of the year our clinic was toiling under lab costs, which had undergone a steep increase. Our lab pricing began to outpace our medication expenses by a large margin. Fortunately, our non-profit status allowed us to join the Council of Connections, which placed us in contact with a new source for laboratory analysis and pricing that reduced our costs to a more sustainable rate. Our smoking cessation program now in its fifth year has continued to provide support to patients as they work to end their dependence on cigarettes. The KID program normally held only on clinic nights held its first summer program and saw a wonderful turnout of children happy to have a place to learn and play during summer months.