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Free and Low Cost Walk-in Clinics


In the Worcester area, the following walk-in clinics offer free or low cost medical services to people with little or no health insurance:

Akwaaba Free Medical Clinic

Epworth Methodist Free Medical Program

Greenwood Street Free Medical Program

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

St. Anne's Free Medical Program

Wesley Methodist Free Eye & Ear Medical Program

Other Walk-In Clinics


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Many of the Worcester free clinics are part of the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition, a group of free medical programs that share resources and expertise. For more information, including a schedule and updates, see Worcester Free Clinic Coalition.

Akwaaba Free Medical Clinic at the International Central Gospel Church

Description: The Akwaaba Free Medical Clinic at The International Central Gospel Church in Worcester offers free medical care to all. The clinic is a project of the Akwaaba Health Initiative, and is staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical students from the UMass Medical School. One of the main goals of the clinic is to improve access to health care for Worcester's African immigrants and residents of the Vernon Hill neighborhood.

Services:

  • Services include checkups • prescription drugs • HIV testing • and diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings (no work physicals). The clinic also helps patients enroll in free or low-cost health insurance plans and gives referrals for other services.

  • Hours are Thursday evenings, from 6 PM to 8 PM. This is a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment.

  • Undocumented noncitizens are welcome. You do not have to give any identification and no one will ask about your immigration status.

Contact information:

Akwaaba Free Medical Clinic
International Central Gospel Church
67 Vernon Street
Worcester, MA 01610          Map and directions
Telephone: 508-425-4142

Web site:  Akwaaba Free Health Clinic


Epworth Methodist Medical Program

Description: The free clinic at Epworth Methodist Church, part of the Worcester Evening Free Medical Service Program, offers free general medical care for adults and children with little or no health insurance. Services are provided by volunteers from the Worcester area.

Services:

  • Services include physicals, lab tests, treatment of illnesses, medications, referrals to specialists, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, social services information, and other referrals

  • Hours are Mondays, 6 PM to 8 PM. This is a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment. The clinic is closed on major holidays.

Contact information:

Epworth United Methodist Church
64 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609          Map and directions
Telephone: 508-752-2376

Web site:  Epworth Free Medical Service or Free Clinic Coalition: Epworth


Greenwood Street Free Medical Program

Description: The Greenwood Street Free Medical Program at the Bethlehem Covenant Church offers free medical care for children and adults.

Services:

  • Services include physical exams, check-ups, sick visits, immunizations, and seasonal flu clinics. The program also helps patients enroll in free or low-cost health insurance plans and gives referrals for other services.

  • Hours are Wednesday evenings, from 6 PM to 8 PM. This is a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment.

  • Undocumented noncitizens are welcome. You do not have to give any identification and no one will ask about your immigration status.

Contact information:

Greenwood Street Free Medical Program
Bethlehem Covenant Church
46 Greenwood Street
Worcester, MA 01607          Map and directions

Web site:  Greenwood Street Free Medical Program


Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Description: The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile health care unit that makes scheduled stops at various locations in Worcester. It offers free health care to children and young adults who do not have health care because of financial problems, language barriers, or transportation issues. The Care Mobile is staffed by family doctors, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, lab technicians, and outreach workers, and is equipped with medical and dental exam rooms and a lab.

Services:

  • Medical services include physicals, treatment of illnesses, immunizations, well-child care, lab tests, blood pressure tests, health education, vision referrals, hearing tests, and mental health counseling.

  • Dental services include dental exams, dental cleaning, dental x-rays, fluoride applications, sealants, and referrals.

  • The Care Mobile helps eligible families enroll in MassHealth, Health Safety Net (Free Care), and other low-cost or free health care programs.

  • The Care Mobile makes scheduled stops at community schools and various other locations in Worcester on weekdays between 9 AM and 6 PM. Call for a schedule. If possible, make an appointment ahead of time. However, walk-ins are always welcome.

Contact information:

UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Voice Mail: 508-334-6073

For appointments, call 508-334-6073.

The Care Mobile stops at these locations:

  • Autumn Woods Apartments, 15 Upland Gardens Drive
  • Becker College, corner of West Street and William Street
  • Bell Pond, Belmont Street
  • Friendly House, 36 Wall Street
  • Green Island Neighborhood Center, 50 Canton Street
  • Lakeside Apartments, 28 Lakeside Avenue
  • South Worcester Neighborhood Center, 47 Camp Street
  • Worcester Youth Center, 326 Chandler Street
  • YMCA of Greater Worcester, Central Branch, 766 Main Street
  • community schools throughout Worcester

Web site: UMass: Ronald McDonald Care Mobile or Free Clinic Coalition: Ronald McDonald Care Mobile


St. Anne's Free Medical Program

Description: St. Anne's Free Medical Program provides medical services free of charge for children and adults with no insurance or very little insurance. It serves Shrewsbury and surrounding towns, including Worcester.

Services:

  • This clinic offers medical care for adults and children, including physicals, diagnostic testing, obstetrics and gynecology, immunizations, medical equipment, pharmacy assistance, and referrals for urgent care (no work physicals).

  • Clinic hours are Tuesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. You do not need an appointment.

Contact Information:

St. Anne's Church
130 Boston Turnpike (Rte. 9)
Shrewsbury, MA 01545          Map and directions
Telephone: 508-757-5254

Web site:  St. Anne's Free Medical Program


Wesley Methodist Free Eye & Ear Medical Program

Description: The Wesley Methodist Free Eye & Ear Medical Program is part of the Worcester Evening Free Medical Service Program. The clinic at Wesley United Methodist Church offers free eye exams and hearing evaluations, and free or low-cost eyeglasses and hearing aids. Services are provided by volunteers from the Worcester area.

Services:

  • Services include eye exams; free or low cost eyeglasses; glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy exams; hearing tests; and low cost hearing aids

  • Comprehensive eye exams are offered on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6 PM to 8 PM. This is a walk-in clinic, first-come, first-served. You do not need an appointment.

  • Ear exams are offered on the 4th Monday of each month. Hours are 6 PM to 8 PM, first-come, first-served.

Contact information:

Wesley United Methodist Church
114 Main St. (near Courthouse)
Worcester, MA 01608          Map and directions
Telephone: 508-799-4191

Web site:  Wesley Methodist Free Eye & Ear Medical Program


Other Walk-In Clinics

The Blackstone Valley Free Medical Program holds a free clinic at Northbridge High School, 427 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville MA 01588, on the 2nd Monday of every month. Hours are 6 PM to 8 PM. Call 508-234-9356.

For walk-in clinics in other Massachusetts communities, see Free Walk-In Health Clinics on MassResources.org.

 
 
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