Interested in Becoming a Member Clinic?
Must be a private nonprofit corporation that has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, or has applied for such status, or is a designated program component of a larger 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (a copy of your qualifying documentation is required upon initial application).
Must provide services utilizing some percentage of volunteer providers. May also have paid staff.
Must offer or facilitate access to free health services to the uninsured or under-insured who are eligible.
Notification of and participation in FCOM Annual Meeting and Conference,
voting privileges in FCOM organization, representation by FCOM Board of Directors, networking opportunities with other clinics, notification of funding opportunities and potential access to funding.
In 1996, free clinic directors from Michigan and Illinois met to discuss how they might support each other in providing health care to the uninsured. Out of this meeting evolved the Free Clinics of the Great Lake Region (FCGLR)- a seven state network of 250 clinics.
In 2000, Michigan Clinics organized a subset of FCGLR, the Free Clinics of Michigan (FCOM). FCOM was officially organized in 2008 and has acted as its own organization since.
In 2022 FCOM changed its name to include "charitable clinics" to better represent all member clinics.
Who We Are
Free & Charitable Clinics of Michigan (FCOM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grassroots, volunteer organization.
Leadership is provided by a Board of Directors and a small administrative staff.
Clinics that actively participate in FCOM benefit from a network of generous dedicated professionals, eager to support each other.
What We Do
Supports the development of clinics across the state, offers assistance and a variety of resources to member clinics, holds a annual conference to address topics of common interest.
Works with state officials and legislators to educate them regarding the needs of the uninsured and influence public policy.