The Cardinal Free Clinics (Pacific Free Clinic and Arbor Free Clinic) will be closed for in-person visits until further notice. However, we are now offering a limited number of video and phone clinic appointments, including prescription refills.

We are offering appointments on Saturdays (PFC) and Sundays (Arbor). Please call or email the clinic for the day you would like an appointment for and include your name, date of birth, and reason for your visit:

For Saturday appointments, please call or email: pacific@med.stanford.edu or (650) 721-2786 

For Sunday appointments, please call or email: arborclinic@stanford.edu or (650) 724-1332

A volunteer will contact you within a week to schedule a video or phone appointment or, if we cannot meet your needs, refer you to one of our community partners. Please note that appointments will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and wait time for an appointment could be several weeks if many patients sign up.

Appointments will be held on Saturdays 8:30am-12:45pm for PFC and Sundays 8:30am-12:45pm for Arbor. An internet connection is preferred for video consultation but not required, as visits can also be conducted over the phone.

COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are not providing telehealth visits for new patients or any patients with suspected COVID-19.  If you think you may have COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or chills, please avoid contact with others and see a healthcare provider as soon as possible—do not wait for an appointment with the Cardinal Free Clinics. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911. If you are not experiencing a medical emergency and do not have a healthcare provider or health insurance, call 888-334-1000, select your preferred language, and press 9 to speak with an advice nurse for free through Valley Connections. You can also find healthcare providers offering COVID-19 appointments here. COVID-19 testing is currently offered free of charge at the following locations:

Note: due to federal mandate, testing is free and is exempt from the “public charge” rule. This means that if you access free COVID-19 testing it will not count against you in any way if you are seeking U.S. permanent resident status. More information about COVID-19 and public charge, including legal resources, can be found here. Information about coronavirus symptoms and prevention can be found here.

Additional Resources

Cardinal Free Clinics

The Cardinal Free Clinics were created to fill a void in the health care safety net that is met by very few other providers. The two branches of the Cardinal Free Clinics are the Pacific Free Clinic and the Arbor Free Clinic. Pacific Free Clinic operates on Saturday mornings and is located in San Jose. Arbor Free Clinic operates on Sunday mornings and is located in Menlo Park. 

CFC respresents a new and innovative model for providing free health care to the underserved.

The Mission of Cardinal Free Clinics is to provide culturally appropriate, high quality transitional medical care for an underserved patient population and to educate and empower a new generation of health care leaders to proactively address health disparities and improve access to care in their communities.

We depend on:

  • The passion of volunteer physicians,
  • The energy of student volunteers, and
  • The generosity of indivdual donors.

Together, we can help change the face of health care.