About Us

Vermont’s Free & Referral Clinics (VFRC) – formerly known as the Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (VCCU) – was founded in 1995. VCFR is a (501)(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to increase access to health care for uninsured, underinsured, low-income, and underserved people throughout Vermont. VFRC supports the work of its nine member programs, including five free clinics that provide medical and dental services and four free clinics that refer for health care. All of the member clinics also help eligible people enroll in any of the Vermont Health Connect programs, including expanded Medicaid, the Dr. Dynasaur Medicaid children’s insurance program, and private insurance. Clinics also help find lower cost or free prescription drugs and connect patients and clients with other community services.

The statewide VFRC organization marked its 25th anniversary in 2020.

Our Mission

Mission Statement:

“To support member free clinics in Vermont that identify gaps and provide access to care, via on site or by referral services, to uninsured and under-insured people.”

Who We Are

Staff

Olivia Sharrow, MPH, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Chair
Samantha Ball, Windsor Community Health Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Vice Chair
Heidi Sulis, Open Door Clinic

Treasurer
Tia Poalino, Rutland County Free Clinic & Dental Clinic

Secretary
TBD

Erin Armstrong, Health Assistance Program at the UVM Medical Center
Natalie R. Basil, Bennington Free Clinic
Dana Michalovic, Good Neighbor Health Clinic & Red Logan Dental Clinic
Michele Packard, Health Connections at Gifford Medical Center
Wilda Pelton, At-Large Member

Annual Reports