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


Olivia Sharrow, MPH, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Dan Barlow, People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

Vice Chair
Heidi Sulis, MPH, Open Door Clinic

Tia Poalino, Rutland County Free Clinic

Natalie Basil, Dr. G. Richard Dundas Free Clinic at Greater Bennington Community Services

William Seitz, Health Assistance Program at the UVM Medical Center
Elizabeth Austin, MHA, Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Michele Packard, Health Connections at Gifford Medical Center
Kelli Rapp, Mount Ascutney Health Connections
Samantha Ball, MBA, Valley Health Connections

Annual Reports

2022 VFRC Annual Report

Click here to download a printable PDF of the 2022 VFRC Annual Report.

2021 VFRC Annual Report

Click here to download a printable PDF of the 2021 VFRC Annual Report.