Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive:
Can I get medical care at Salem Free Clinics?
We are not an emergency facility, please call 911 for emergencies. We see patients without health insurance or with emergency insurance only. We provide free care for patients who are sick and/or want to be proactive about chronic health needs and medication management.
How do I make an appointment?
Call 503-990-8772 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to a receptionist. If you reach the messaging system, listen to the instructions and leave a message on the appropriate line. Call every day until you receive a return call from our scheduler.
Can Salem Free Clinics help me with…
SFC is not able to assist with the following:
Emergency care • Patients who are 65+ and are eligible for Medicare • Prescriptions for narcotics, or any other controlled substance • Vaccinations • Contraceptives • Healthy patient exams including general physicals, CDL physicals, etc • Disability Assessments • Letters for pet therapy • Return to work statements (unless being treated at SFC as part of an existing health condition) • Continual vision evaluations and care
What do I do when I am running out of medication?
You must be seen by a provider if you are needing medication renewals.
You are responsible for calling for an appointment before you run out of medications, preferably 4-6 weeks before expiration.
If you run out of medications and are in immediate need please call or visit Salem Hospital Convenient Care.
Do you take medical donations?
Supplies: We do not take medical supply donations (refer to H2O in Dallas, Oregon or Medical Teams International).
Medications: The only donated medications we take are: unopened, unexpired, and refrigerated insulin. Unopened, unexpired inhalers.
Please call (503-990-8772) before bringing any donations into the clinic.
How do I volunteer at Salem Free Clinics?
Go to our New Volunteer page. You can find information there, fill out the volunteer inquiry form, and/or contact Jennie Pino our Volunteer Coordinator.
Would someone present to my group about Salem Free Clinics?
Absolutely yes. Visit our Email, Call, Fax page, fill out the form to email us. We will get back to you.