Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania (FCAP)

Serving Free Clinics in Pennsylvania

About Us

The Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania (FCAP) is the only membership organization for Free and Charitable Clinics in Pennsylvania. FCAP, a member of the National Free Clinic Association:


  • Serves to connect people without access to healthcare to a clinic offering free or low-cost healthcare. 
  • Provides education and technical assistance to existing free clinics.
  • Collaborates with other organizations with similar missions.



The mission of the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania is to support, strengthen and advocate for member clinics as they deliver quality, accessible healthcare to Pennsylvania’s low-income uninsured and under-insured residents.


Membership is open to any clinic that meets the definition of a free or charitable clinic as described in our by-laws and outlined on our FCAP Membership page. Non-voting membership is also available to Interested Individuals, Groups, and Corporations who support our mission.

FREE Webinars!



FCAP is pleased to announce a monthly webinar series that will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m.  Topics will vary each month, but all are developed with the intention of providing PA's free and charitable clinics with education, product information from vendors who are experienced in working with our healthcare model, and/or project information and resources that is relevant to your missions. 


Join us on Monday, January 11th at 3:00 p.m. to learn about Rx Outreach, a nonprofit, licensed pharmacy serving the uninsured and underinsured in Pennsylvania.  They have a national reputation for helping clinics and their patients afford the medications they need. 


If you're not familiar with Rx Outreach, we strongly encourage you to participate in the webinar on the 11th.  If you already use Rx Outreach, you should still participate to learn about program updates and “Thank You’s” that are now available..


Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://www.gotomeet.me/RxOutreach2016


You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 129-514-845





For more information call Margaret Rivello at 610-350-8122

SAVE THE DATE!


The 2017 Free Clinic Association of PA Conference will be held

Friday, May 5th.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS





PERFORMANCE MEASURES PROJECT GOES LIVE!


As part of its mission to support and strengthen free and charitable clinics across PA, FCAP convened a subcommittee of member clinics to develop a uniform set of performance measures which Pennsylvania’s free and charitable clinics could use to adopt or expand quality improvement initiatives, strengthen a culture of quality improvement in their clinics, and report healthcare outcomes to their community, funders, and policy makers in a consistent fashion statewide.  The goal was to create standards that the clinic could use to guide action toward continuous quality improvement and improve patient care and patient healthcare outcomes.  


The initial set of performance measures were developed utilizing measures established by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) criteria or the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), with minor alterations made to meet the unique issues faced by clinics operating under the free and charitable clinic models.   After a year-long pilot testing process, the measures are now finalized and are an official program of the FCAP.