Named "One of the Best Nonprofits" by Catalogue for Philanthropy, Culmore Clinic is a 501(c)(3), non-profit healthcare clinic serving low-income adults in the Bailey’s Crossroads community at little to no cost. Supported by a diverse group of interfaith volunteers, healthcare providers, and donors, Culmore Clinic offers compassionate medical care, counseling services as well as specialty referrals. Their commitment to care for all is displayed with their top-notch medical interpretation services to ensure effective treatment to the culturally diverse community in which they work (97% immigrant population). Volunteers founded The Clinic in 2007 and to this day it is still significantly volunteer run, allowing more resources to go toward patient care.
Access to healthcare continues to be a crisis. According to a 2017 study, 57% of Bailey’s Crossroads, VA are uninsured. Barriers to accessing medical care are legion. Affordability, language, and documentation are just a few examples. Dedicated individuals and congregations thought something should be done. In 2007, they opened Culmore Clinic.
A Note on Interfaith
Culmore Clinic is built on the commitment of people with different faiths and denominations. We were started by 2 Catholic women who started talking to neighboring congregations about a staggering rate of uninsured adults in the area. What resulted was a health clinic that opened in a mosque, moved to a county facility, and then with the help of the Anglicans, moved to a Baptist church where it operates today with the support of sixteen different Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations.
Every day we celebrate our diversity and embrace our similar values. At Culmore Clinic we do not just welcome those of different faiths, we understand that we would not be who we are without them.