To provide quality primary medical care for uninsured adults in Franklin County.
MONDAY - THURSDAY
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
How to Reach Us
490 South Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Audrey Matherly, Chair
Rhonda Rousch, Vice Chair
Gail Abbott, Treasurer
Anne Hartman, Secretary
Lindsay Sherrard, MD
John Merten, MD,
Tiffany Taylor Powell, MD
Ken Thelan, MD
Virginia Thelan, MD
Paul Strumph, MD
Daniel Riddick, MD
Sarika Patel, PA-C
Bud Stockton, DDS
Brian Alexander, DDS
LPN, Clinic Coordinator
Mary Wickstrum, RN
Lisa Mackenhimer, Ad. Asst.
Ellen Holland, Interim Director
Rodney Cundiff, Pharmacist
Kim Florio, Pharmacist
Wanda English, CPhT/
Michelle Gibson, CPhT
About the Free Clinic of Franklin County
OUR STAFF: Elaine Cobbler, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant; Sarika Patel, PA-C; Wanda English, CPhT/Medication Access Coordinator; Martha Holloway, LPN; Ellen Holland, Interim Director; and Lois MacDonald, executive director
The Free Clinic of Franklin County, Inc. is a private501(c)(3), independent, non-profit organization governed by a community Board of Directors.
A County steering committee, led by Jeanne Bernard, RN, completed a needs assessment which recognized the need and, with the help of many concerned citizens, the clinic opened with a one (Monday) evening clinic/week on November 12, 1992. The clinic was staffed solely by volunteers. Quickly the clinic realized the need for chronic care was great and began a diabetes program which has grown over the years. As years progressed, the clinic grew and needed ever increasing resources, man-power, and space.
|November 12, 1992
||First Monday evening “walk-in” clinic in one room of the STEP building.
||Carilion provided a part-time nurse manager, who became full time in
||First clinic employee (part-time) Executive Director
||Diabetes Management Program began
||Day-time clinic opened and was staffed by a nurse practitioner
|| Began scheduling a Women’s Health Screening Clinic and Family Practice
Physician with weekday clinics.
||Moved to larger renovated space in the STEP Building
|| Began limited Mental Health Services with a psychologist seeing patents at the Clinic. We also began the Hospital Discharge Medication Assistance program.
|| Hired a Development Director
|| The Clinic achieved VAFC accreditation
|| Moved to new location at 490 South Main Street which allows additional
space for clinics.
||Virginia HealthCare Foundation awarded a grant for the Clinic to hire a
full-time, mid-level provider. A waiver was granted by the Board of Medicine to allow a PA to work independently at the Free Clinic; and a PA was hired in February 2011.
||The Clinic partnered with the Franklin County Health Department. Dental
Services (extractions only) were initiated with a volunteer dentist one
day a week.
||Hired an Assistant Executive Director
||Initiated health care services for the Franklin County Jail.