Cardinal Free Clinics (CFCs)

If you are a patient seeking to schedule an appointment at one of the Cardinal Free Clinics (CFCs), please visit the CFCs webpage here.


The Stanford University Cardinal Free Clinics (CFCs), comprising Arbor and Pacific Free Clinics, are two primary and specialty care clinics that provide free medical care, health education, and referrals to uninsured and underinsured individuals regardless of immigration status. As a transitional care clinic, we aim to address patients’ urgent needs and connect our patients with long-term primary care providers through our Bridge to Care (B2C) referrals program. In 2019 alone, the CFCs served a total of 1,068 patients.

The CFCs were founded in 1990 with the mission to “provide culturally appropriate, high quality transitional medical care for an underserved patient population and to educate and empower a new generation of healthcare leaders to proactively address health disparities and improve access to care in their communities.” The clinics are run by a team of medical students and undergraduates, with support from faculty and residents. Pacific Free Clinic operates on Saturday mornings in San Jose, and Arbor Free Clinic operates on Sunday mornings in Redwood City. We have developed a telehealth program to see patients over virtual phone and video visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and hope to resume in-person visits soon.

We depend on: The passion of volunteer physicians, The energy of student volunteers, and The generosity of individual donors.

Contact Info

Pacific Free Clinic

Elise Cai, MS2 ( - Medical Services Manager

Emily He, MS2 ( - Operations Manager

Camryn Franke, UG23 ( - Community Outreach Manager

Anita Taft, UG24 ( - Staffing Manager

Arbor Free Clinic

Rhoda Tano-Menka, MS2 ( - Medical Services Manager

Julia Zhu, UG24 ( - Operations Manager

Athena Xue, UG24 ( - Community Outreach Manager

Landon Swopes, UG24 ( - Staffing Manager


Community Outreach Manager at Arbor and Staffing Manager positions at Arbor and PFC are currently held by undergrads but can be filled by medical students.