It is our mission to facilitate access to health care for all with a focus
on the needs of the uninsured. At Ithaca Free Clinic we offer 100% free conventional and holistic
healthcare services for anyone without health insurance.
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The Ithaca Free Clinic is open to all uninsured members of our community. Our staff of volunteer
physicians, herbalists, acupuncturists, and others join with us in supporting the belief that
access to health care is a right, and not a privilege. The Ithaca Free Clinic is located at 521 West
Seneca Street in Ithaca, NY. (link
We have twice weekly walk-in service hours at the clinic:
Mondays 2-6 p.m.
Thursdays 4-8 p.m.
We also have specialty services by appointment on Tuesdays. For primary care visits, come to Monday or
Thursday walk-in hours.
Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. — Therapeutic services only, appointments
required. Call 607-330-1254.
If you have questions about IFC and our services, please feel free to call our Free Clinic
Coordinator at 607-330-1254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Occupational Therapy services are offered at the Free Clinic through a collaboration with
the Ithaca College Occupational Therapy Department. OT is available by appointment every week.
Our volunteer physicians and other practitioners in the community can make referrals for treatment
through the program.
Since its inception, the Ithaca Free Clinic has been an integrated medical center where
patients can receive both conventional medical care offered by physicians and nurse practitioners
and alternative care from holistic professionals. Ithaca Free Clinic gives our visitors access to a
of choices in the health care they receive. We are proud to be one of the few medically
integrated free clinics in the United States.
Although donations are welcomed at any time, no fees are ever charged for services at the Ithaca
Free Clinic. Anyone who is not insured for the service they seek at IFC can come to the clinic,
free of charge. Although we cannot see patients with insurance, our staff can work with insured
individuals to find primary care providers who can accept their insurance. Because our facilities
are limited, there are some healthcare services we cannot provide in-house, and in many
cases, patients will have to pay for these referral services (specialist visits, diagnostic
procedures, immunizations, and some prescriptions). We try to work with our visitors to find the
best options for necessary costs.
If you have a medical emergency, you should seek immediate care at the hospital, convenient
care center, or other available option. IFC is not equipped as an emergency room, and many
emergency situations cannot wait a few days until the next free clinic hours!