The Fauquier Free Clinic serves the Fauquier and Rappahannock communities by providing comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care to eligible residents. Making essential healthcare services more accessible to all is our ongoing mission.
Every dollar donated to the Fauquier Free Clinic generates over $6.00 in health care services essential for our community. We are continuously striving to grow and improve our quality of care. We are grateful for all of our donors, patrons and community partners who are united in their desire to give back to the communities we serve.
Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 8th will be increased with additional "bonus" dollars generously provided by the PATH Foundation and prize dollars from sponsors. We greatly appreciate all donations!
About Our 2023 Expansion Project
We are expanding our services and our footprint and we need your support. After conducting a survey in the community, the feedback from our partners and patients pointed to two needs in our community: expanding dental care capabilities and providing women’s health services. This provided us with a clear path forward.
With this expansion of our footprint and our services, we will be able to accomplish:
Double dental care visits in 5 years
Add dentists, hygienists, oral surgery and dental volunteers
Add four new dental treatment rooms
Provide hundreds of women’s annual health care visits.
Provide healthy family planning and birth control
An important part of whole patient care is a focus on the particular needs of women. For example, our patient “Sofia” had been coming to the clinic to manage other health concerns for a while before we could offer her a complete physical and cancer screening. She admitted that she was scared of this kind of visit because her women’s health care experiences had often been unpleasant or even painful. She remembered having a panic attack during an outpatient women’s exam and IUD placement some years prior. Our nursing team encouraged her to consider that as she gets older it is more and more important to keep up with recommended screenings and take time to review her overall health. After her visit Sofia was overwhelmed to find that her exam was completely different from her past experiences. She shared that, “This was the best women’s health appointment I’ve ever had in my life.
Stacey was not only gentle but her ability to provide expectations and clearly communicate the procedure allowed me to relax and feel safe. I felt like a valued patient, and I will absolutely come back in the future!” We are excited to continue expanding our women’s care options so that high-quality care can be more accessible to the patients we serve.
A Dental Care Story
One of our patients “Joseph” joined us for our community free dental day in October of 2022, Piedmont Smiles. The Fauquier Free Clinic primarily organized this event with support from the Virginia Dental Association Foundation and community stakeholders. Joseph had been diagnosed with a rare terminal illness and had exhausted his finances in seeking medical attention. Due to these difficult circumstances, he had not seen a dentist in 7 years. At our free dental pop-up day he was able to receive the dental care he had been neglecting for years, which was able to prevent a few oral medical issues from arising later down the line. Joseph shared that the level of care he received from the Piedmont Smiles staff was remarkable. Without the care and attention our team provided that day, he said, “I probably would not have seen a dentist for years,” which could have led to even more serious complications and pain, “I am forever grateful.” Doubling our dental care visits, growing our dental team and limiting our need for outside referrals will allow us to bridge the gap, so that more patients like Joseph will have access to this critically unmet need.