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In times of crisis, it is important to maintain your health.  Getting sick now may make your situation even more difficult.  If you need free or low-cost health care, refer to the agencies listed in this section.

Charlottesville Free Clinic    (434)-296-5525

1138 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 200, Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Free Clinic is a volunteer community health support system that provides non-emergency medical care, a pharmacy for patients and limited dental and psychiatric services.

Community Children’s Dental Center  (434)-293-9300

259 Hydraulic Ridge Rd Suite 101, Charlottesville

The Community Children’s Dental Center serves children and youth to age 19 living in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson, who are income eligible and enrolled in the state’s child health insurance programs, FAMIS or FAMIS Plus.

The Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic, Inc. (540) 661-0008

P.O. Box 151 Orange, VA 22960

A nonprofit organization dedicated to provide low-cost dental services to under-served residents in the Piedmont region of Virginia who do not have dental insurance and financially qualify (adults and children), or who are covered by  Medicaid.

Every Woman’s Life Health Passport (434) 243-6415

1400 West Main Street, Garden Level, Charlottesville                                                           

Every Woman's Life (EWL) is a public health program that helps uninsured, low income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Offers three important health exams: Pap test, breast exam and mammogram for women ages 40 to 64.  Emphasis on women 50 to 64.  Program provides transportation if necessary.

Jefferson Area CHIP  (434 )964-4700

1469 Greenbrier Place, 22901 Charlottesville

Team approach using a nurse and home visitor to meet both the health and social needs of families.  Case management, counseling, and treatment are utilized for optimal health.  Families are linked with services and encouraged to be self-sufficient.

Martha Jefferson Hospital  (434) 654-7009

500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, 22901                                                          

Community medical institute operating 24 hours a day and offering a full range of inpatient,      outpatient, diagnostic, maternity, and emergency medical services.  

Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge (434) 296-1000

2964 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville                                                           

Provides reproductive health, education and information services which includes gynecology exams, sexually transmitted disease testing, pregnancy testing and contraceptives, and more.

The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia   

          1416 Greenbrier Place, Charlottesville    (434) 218.3738

          320 West Main Street, Charlottesville     (434) 218.2013

          420 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701    (540) 445.0757

          323-C North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960  (540)395.3399

Provides free certified pregnancy tests, ultrasound (limited), counseling, and material support to women facing unplanned pregnancies.  24 hour Helpline.  All services are free and confidential. Call or text today!


Public Health Departments

Administration of public health service programs for Planning District 10.  Services cover maternity care, well child care, WIC Program, family planning, environmental health, dental health and community health. 

Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Dept. (434) 972-6219

Fluvanna Health Dept. (434) 591-1960

Greene Health Dept. (434) 985-2262

Louisa Health Dept.  (540) 967-3703

Nelson Health Dept. (540) 263-8315

Teen and Young Adult Health Center (434) 982-0090

1400 University Avenue

Serves young men and women under age 20 for routine health care services.  Includes sports physicals, check-ups, immunizations, family planning, pregnancy testing and prenatal care, sexually transmitted disease evaluation and treatment, and treatment for minor illness.

University of Virginia Medical Center  (434) 924-3627; (800) 251-3627

1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville         

UVA Health System is a network of primary and specialty services dedicated to improving the health of   Virginians through excellence in clinical care, education, research and public service.

Health Insurance/Medical Assistance


Call your local Dept. of Social Services to determine eligibility for Medicaid.  Medicaid pays for health and medical care such as doctor and hospital bills, prescription medicines and nursing home care. Applicants must be in one of the following categories: age 65 or older, disabled, blind, child in foster care, families with children (numerous categories) and pregnant women.   

Prescription Assistance

United Way RxRelief Program  (434) 972-1709

     806 East High Street, Charlottesville

RxRelief helps uninsured persons apply for free prescription medications.  Requires income documentation, prescription and doctor’s signature.  If eligible, medications take several weeks to arrive.

Physician Referral

Martha Jefferson Hospital Physician Referral Services  (434) 982-7009; (888) 652-6663

University of Virginia Medical Center Physician Information  (434) 924-DOCS (3627)