Patients

We care for our neighbors in need who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families, but do not have the financial resources for medical care.

Who's Eligible?

To be eligible, patients must:
  • Have no public or private health insurance
  • Not be Medicaid eligible
  • Meet income guidelines (see chart below)
  • Be 18 years or older to receive care in Bridgeport, Danbury and Stamford
  • Provide photo identification
  • Provide income verification upon request
  • Provide proof of residency
  • Pediatric patients (Norwalk clinic only) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Income Guidelines

For the Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk clinics...

The AmeriCares Free Clinics program provides health care services, free of charge, to eligible individuals with a total household income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. For 2014, this level of income would be:

Household sizeWeekly incomeMonthly incomeAnnual income
1 $449 $1,945 $23,340
2 $605 $2,622 $31,460
3 $761 $3,298 $39,580
4 $917 $3,975 $47,700
5 $1,073 $4,652 $55,820
6 $1,230 $5,328 $63,940
For Each Addl. Person, add: $155 $670 $8,120

Please Note: You will be asked to provide proof of household income (i.e. tax returns, pay stubs, unemployment checks) in order to ensure eligibility or to help obtain medicines at no cost to you.

For the Stamford clinic...

The AmeriCares Free Clinics program provides health care services, free of charge, to eligible individuals with a total household income under 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. For 2014, this level of income would be:

Household sizeWeekly incomeMonthly incomeAnnual income
1 $561 $2,431 $29,175
2 $756 $3,277 $39,325
3 $951 $4,123 $49,475
4 $1,147 $4,969 $59,625
5 $1,342 $5,815 $69,775
6 $1,537 $6,660 $79,925
For Each Addl. Person, add: $195 $846 $10,150

Towns Served

The AmeriCares Free Clinics serve residents of the following towns:

Stamford ClinicDanbury ClinicNorwalk ClinicBridgeport Clinic
Darien
Stamford
Bethel
Brookfield
Danbury
New Fairfield
New Milford
Redding
Ridgefield
Darien
New Canaan
Norwalk
Weston
Westport
Wilton
Bridgeport
Fairfield
Milford
Monroe
Shelton
Stratford
Trumbull
Westport

Clinic Expectations

  • We will not treat abusive or abrasive patients
  • We will not treat patients under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • We expect patients to come to the clinic clean and appropriately dressed
  • We expect patients to be compliant with their medical treatment
  • We expect patients to be honest about their medical, financial and insurance status

If any of the above expectations are violated, AFC reserves the right to terminate services immediately, either temporarily or permanently. In such cases, a copy of the patient's records will be made available, at the patient's request, to the health care provider of his/her choice.

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Please note that the clinic is closed on holidays and holiday weekends. If you do not speak English or Spanish, please bring a friend or relative who can interpret on your behalf.

Our Services

Services vary by clinic location. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the appropriate resource.

Primary Care

Outpatient medical care and pre-employment physical exams.

Laboratory &
Diagnostic Testing

Tests will be ordered by clinic staff as needed.

Medications

Essential medications for treatment.

Specialty Care

Referrals to specialists or specialty clinics when indicated and available.
A special note to the disabled: To ensure that no individual with a disability is denied access as described by the Americans with Disability Act, please call a clinic prior to your arrival.

Services We Provide

  • Diagnosis and treatment of non-urgent and chronic medical conditions;
  • Essential medications as available;
  • X-ray and diagnostic services as indicated and as available;
  • Laboratory tests ordered by AmeriCares physicians;
  • School and pre-employment physical exams. These must be scheduled in advance with the clinic director. We will not do DMV licenses, or physicals that require examination outside of the range of clinic services.
  • Immunizations for children (Norwalk location only) and adults as available;
  • Referrals to specialty care and procedures when available; some providers may charge for services.

Services We Cannot Provide

  • Emergency care for urgent medical problems or traumatic injuries;
  • Nonessential medications, diagnostic and laboratory testing and referrals;
  • Dental care;
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, including medications;
  • Certain medications, including narcotics, tranquilizers, and sleeping aids.
  • Medical care for women during pregnancy;
  • Care related to conditions associated with workman's compensation, disability cases, second opinions or ongoing or potential litigation;
  • Care for tuberculosis, STDs and HIV/AIDS;
  • Care for some complex medical problems beyond our scope of services.