Providing 100% free healthcare to Tompkins county and beyond since 2006
The Ithaca Free Clinic (IFC) operates inside the not-for-profit organization known as the Ithaca Health Alliance (founded 1997). The IFC is known to many as the first free clinic in the U.S. to offer both primary care and holistic care through an integrated model. Volunteers are the backbone of our clinic, as they are responsible for delivering 100% of our medical and holistic services. Services are available to any individual without sufficient health coverage to access the care they need. We are a safe space for all, and have never required proof of residency, needs testing, or strict ID requirements. Through the support of Tompkins County United Way, our Board of Directors, and the generous donations of money, supplies, and time from the residents of our community, the Ithaca Free Clinic has been able to save and improve lives for the last 16 years.
Our mission is to provide access to health care based on need, not on ability to pay, where the talent and generosity of our health care community come together through mainstream medicine, complementary alternative medicine and social advocacy to establish health care as a human right and not a privilege.