Salem Free Clinics (SFC) was started in January 2005 as an outreach by West Salem Foursquare Church. With the need for medical help in mind, Dr. Marion Reynolds and Todd Gould, theOutreach Pastor, made their first house call. Walker Middle School, located in West Salem, offered the use of their gym for the first five years of SFC’s existence, meeting every 1st and 3rd Saturday afternoon.
As Salem Alliance Church (SAC) began praying about what God’s plan was for their new building located on Broadway NE, they surveyed the Grant/Highland neighborhoods in their community and healthcare needs rose to the top. At the same time SFC was praying for a permanent place to call home. Because we serve a great God who knows all things, He led to a partnership between SFC and SAC. On October 3, 2009, SFC moved into a temporary location in Salem awaiting a final move to it’s new permanent facility. During our stay at our interim location we expanded from two clinics a month to ten clinics a month.
Joyfully, on September 4, 2010 we moved into our permanent main clinic facility at 1300 Broadway NE. We continue to trust God to show us how to grow and expand our services. In our main facility we currently offer acute care, mental health and dental services. We also can provide some specialty clinics that are available to our patients via referral from our providers.
In 2011 we partnered with Corban University to provide counseling services in our satellite location at the Faith Annex across the parking lot from our main clinic. God is continuing to bless us in amazing ways and we look forward to His leading for SFC’s future.In the same year, SFC expanded into Polk County with the start up of the Polk Community Free Clinic located in Dallas, OR. In August, 2012 they expanded their clinic, offering the 1st and 4th Saturday mornings a month for patient care including mental health services.
Now in 2017, Salem Free Clinics is adding more preventative and specialty care services with over forty clinics per month operated by 400 volunteers. We are exceedingly grateful for all the support from our community!