News 2018-01-30T10:14:00+00:00

January 2018

The Medical Foundation of Marion and Polk Counties has made a major contribution to Salem Free Clinics to provide free healthcare to the uninsured in these communities. The Medical Foundation dissolved on August 31st, 2017 and had some residual funds that they decided to donate to an organization with a similar mission. Salem Free Clinics is humbled and honored to receive this significant $30,000 contribution which will go directly towards patient services in both Marion and Polk Counties. On behalf of our many patients and volunteers, Salem Free Clinics wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the Medical Foundation for this gift. 

December 2017

1430 AM KYKN recently invited John McConville, CEO to speak about Salem Free Clinics. Have a listen.

Spotlight with Warren Franklin

August 23, 2017

Salem Free Clinics has some exciting news to share this summer! As local funders, sponsors, and donors such as yourselves are seeing a healthcare need for the uninsured in our community, many of you have generously given funds to enable us to provide for those needs. We have recently been awarded multiple grants from Spirit Mountain, Salem Foundation, Gannett Foundation, and Oregon Community Foundation, which have allowed us to increase our diabetic care, interpretive services, patient navigation, and the ability to coordinate over 400 volunteers. These funds truly enable our clinics to administer more culturally aware and holistic care to our patients by empowering them with even more resources. Thank you supporters of SFC for helping us spread hope and health in our community!

June 01, 2017

We received a grant from Oregon Community Foundation to hire a part time Patient Navigator. This will enable us to provide culturally aware holistic care to our patients by empowering them with other resources in the community that meet their non healthcare needs.

June 01, 2017

We received the Rotary Club of Salem’s Good Works Project Award to help us purchase medications for our patients! Thank you Rotary Club of Salem for your support and generosity! 

Come Celebrate Marie

After serving Salem Free Clinics (SFC) for 10 years, Marie Howard is shifting her focus to Salem for Refugees. Marie has been a part of building SFC from the beginning and has been a huge contributor to the success of the clinic today! Her last day at the clinic is May 24th. Please join us in celebrating Marie and all she has given to this clinic!

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 24th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm

WHERE:  Salem Free Clinics lobby: 1300 Broadway St. NE

WHAT:  Snacks and beverages will be provided. Feel free to stop by anytime with gifts, cards, food, or anything that expresses your love and gratitude towards Marie!

April 19, 2017

Trinity Reis, a student at Straub Middle School, organized the fundraiser – Kids Giving Back. Students gathered donations of toothbrushes and brought them to our clinic. Thank you Trinity and Straub Middle School students!

March 3, 2017

We celebrate Barbara Fletcher, our Board Vice President, receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Here is a portion of her acceptance speech from the 67th First Citizen Award Banquet, giving a testimony of Salem Free Clinics’ history and the men and women behind it.


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