Health Care

Free Clinics

Last updated: January 25, 2024

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid or HSRI coverage, there are several places to go for regular health care. These places provide care regardless of a person’s immigration status, although they may ask about your status to help determine whether you may be eligible for coverage. Providers must keep this information confidential.There are two Free Clinics in Rhode Island for uninsured Rhode Islanders in need of health care: Rhode Island Free Clinic and Clinica Esperanza-Hope Clinic. Both offer uninsured patients free primary care services and medications and some specialty services.

Who Qualifies?

  • Rhode Island residents with no health insurance.
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic and Clinica Esperanza-Hope Clinic provides services only to adults.

Income and Resource Limits

No resource limit.

Rhode Island Free Clinic limits eligibility to people with income below 200% of the federal poverty level. This charts shows those limits, which are based on family size.

2022 Income Eligibility Limits

Family SizeMonthly IncomeAnnual Income

Clinica Esperanza-Hope Clinic has no income limit.

How to Apply

Rhode Island Free Clinic: Call or visit the clinic at 655 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Providence. Must bring 1) current picture ID, 2) letter or bill with name and current address, 3) tax return, or most recent 2 pay stubs or unemployment, TDI or SSI documents.

Clinica Esperanza-Hope Clinic: Call or visit the clinic at 60 Valley Street in Providence to make an appointment.

For more information:

Contact the Rhode Island Free Clinic at 401-274-6347, Ext. 3 or

Contact Clinica Esperanza-Hope Clinic at 401-347-9093.

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