|We receive a range of questions from potential patients and volunteers. Here is a list of some of the questions we get the most often:
Where is the Fauquier Free Clinic (FFC) located?
We are at 210 West Shirley Avenue, directly across from the 7-Eleven and Do-It-Yourself car wash. Should you have an FFC dental appointment these take place in the evening at the Health Department, directly behind the Fire and Rescue at 330 Hospital Drive.
When are you open?
We are open for appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Currently, unless there’s a cancellation or no show, the wait for a new appointment can be up to 30 days.
We also have a walk in clinic for medical appointments on Thursday nights. You are required to call on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. for those appointments. Your name will be placed on our list and that assures you will be seen if you qualify. On Thursday nights we may be able to take a small number of persons beyond those on our call in list but you risk not being seen. Walk-in registration, without reservation, is at 5:00 p.m. Non-English speakers can only be seen on Thursday night.
If you are very ill and a timely appointment cannot be made on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, we strongly suggest you go to the Fauquier Hospital Emergency Room.
Do I need an appointment?
Please see the schedule page. Our doctors see patients on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, usually made a few weeks ahead. Doctors see patients on Thursday evenings who have registered that day. Call Thursday between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to register. See the schedule page for details.
What are the Fauquier Free Clinic income requirements?
Income is based on take home pay (after taxes) if you’re working. We require one month of paychecks. If you’re not working, other proof of income sources such as food stamps, social security, disability, etc. are required. If you work for cas h, other requirements apply. Income eligibilit y is also based on family size. If you filed taxes, you must also provide a copy of your latest federal return 1040 or 1040EZ. Your best bet is to make an appointment and go through our financial el igibility screening. Other than proof that you live in Fauquier County, other documentation will be requested after your first visit.
How much will I have to pay?
Patients who qualify for Free Clinic care are seen at no charge. Donations of $2.00 per prescription are suggested.
What do I need to bring with me?
Patients must demonstrate that they live in our service area, so an ID showing your name and a current address in Fauquier or Rappahannock County is required. Please bring any information about income, such as pay stubs, tax returns, or social security statements. More information is available on the Patient Information page. Also bring any medical information that you may have, such as prescription records or doctor’s notes.
Once I qualify and my eligibility is up-to-date, can I get a copy of my medical records if I need them?
Yes, you must complete a medical records permission form and request what info is needed. Once the form is completed, you may pick up the requested information 72 hours after your initial request.
Most prescriptions can be filled at the Fauquier Free Clinic or the local Wal-Mart for no charge. Our physicians will refer you to specialists as needed and will discuss any potential charges, if any. Some lab tests you might need are donated by Fauquier Hospital. It is always best to ask us if there will be any charge before you get the test or referral. No referrals or medications can be given without an up-to-date Eligibility Screening.
Can I get birth control? How about a pregnancy test?
The Free Clinic does not provide these. These services are available through the Fauquier Health Department. Call 540-347-6400 to inquire.
How do I get into the dental clinic?
The dental clinic meets on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm at the Health Department building (330 Hospital Drive). The clinic stays very full, and wait times can be long. Call the dental coordinator any Tuesday morning from 9:00 until 12:00 noon to inquire about when an appointment may be available.
I have a terrible toothache. What can I do?
If you cannot get to a dentist, sometimes a doctor can help you by treating an infection or advising about pain management. Give us a call or visit an urgent care center or emergency room.
How will I hear about my x-ray or blood test?
Results from tests ordered by our doctors are usually sent to the clinic within a few days. Once our doctor reviews your results you may receive a phone call with an update. If we cannot reach you by phone you will receive a letter mailed to your home. If you are wondering about a test and you haven’t heard something give us a call (540) 347-0394 during business hours.
Do you accept donations?
Yes! We are a charity program and we rely on donations. Visit our donations page if you can give.