Vida Earns Gold Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Vida Earns Gold Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics


Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services has earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.

By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, Vida is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients.

The mission of the NAFC is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members, including Vida, are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.

NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization. NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.

Every year, Vida serves women, men and families from across the Fox Valley and Wisconsin through extensive and high quality medical and support services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STDs tests and treatment, well-woman checkups, parent mentoring, childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, post-abortive counseling, maternal and baby material needs and more.

The NAFC is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies that serve them. The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is working to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care and strives to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all.