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Welcome to The Friendship Clinic

The Friendship Clinic


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Our Mission
To provide hope and healing as a bridge to health for the underserved, uninsured, and underinsured. Our free services are driven by volunteer professionals and partners working in a vibrant, sustainable, welcoming environment to provide hope, healing, and health to individuals in need.

Our Vision
As a self-sustaining free clinic we provide access to high quality care and prevention services that save lives and build a healthy community. Our advocacy for those in need confronts the community with the price of disease and the hope of health.

Our Values
We believe:

  • In holistic, quality life-long healthcare for all people
  • That education is essential for successful disease prevention and health promotion
  • In treating every person with dignity and respect
  • That demonstrating compassion and care energizes our service
  • Health advocacy for people is essential to a vibrant community
  • In providing a safe and welcoming environment for all people

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars now! We invite you to be a part of our 12th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Auction. Click here to open flyer as a pdf, or click on the flyer thumbnail below:

Purchase tickets safely and securely now, just click on either of the PayPal links:

Click here to buy an individual ticket

Click here to purchase tickets for a table of 8

DID YOU KNOW you can CHANGE A LIFE in just a MINUTE with just a few dollars!

The Friendship Clinic remains open only through your individual donations and small grants from area foundations. As a small, all-volunteer organization, every dollar you give goes directly to patient support and clinic operations!

Every Monday and Tuesday evening volunteer medical professionals provide free healthcare services to those who have no other access to the essential medical care that most of us take for granted as our basic American right.

Our patients are your neighbors. They live and work around you every day.

They are the working poor trying to provide for their families and take care of their health issues, but without the resources to do both. Unfortunately, for our patients health insurance is out of their reach; they fall through Idaho’s health insurance coverage gap.

Please help us make a difference in our community by supporting the mission of The Friendship Clinic!

The donations you provide help our patients remain productive members of our community, supporting their families and contributing to Idaho’s continuing growth!

The Friendship Clinic supplies both the basic day-to-day health services needed to keep people working, as well as health education needed to deal with life-changing diagnoses like diabetes, heart disease, and mental health counseling.

In 2015 alone, we have assisted over 847 patients, providing doctor visits, mental health counseling and social work visits, free medications, and healthy lifestyle education along with referrals to other available community services that give your neighbors the help they need to stay active participants in our community.

Will you please help The Friendship Clinic support our community?

Wish List of Most Urgently Needed Items:

Patient Care:

New AED (Automated External Defibrillator)—$1,500-$2,000

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. The clinic’s AED is old and outdated. Saving a life may soon depend on whether or not funds for a replacement can be secured.

Clinic Maintenance:

Renovation Estimate—$3,900.00

Our space is graciously provided to us by the parish of All Saints Episcopal Church. It is our responsibility to maintain the clinic area in healthy, medical working order. After 11 years, updating is needed! Our most pressing needs include repainting the reception/office area, hallway, two exam rooms, bathroom, and ceilings, as well as cleaning and resurfacing the floor with a material approved for use in clinics and hospitals. Signage directing patients to the clinic also needs to be replaced. These are estimates that we have received to complete the necessary repairs:

v Moving Company (to remove and temporarily store equipment and furniture) —$750.00

v Paint Interior including supplies and labor—$1,400.00

v Resurface Floors—$950

v Replace Signage—$800.00


Become a Volunteer!

If you can think of it, chances are we’re looking for Volunteers to help with it!

v We are ALWAYS accepting new medical provider volunteers

v Upcoming fundraising event—Saturday, October 8, 2016:

§ Help with mailing lists and invitations

§ Help with artwork design for programs and other printed materials

§ Help with Silent and Live Auction items and donations

§ Help with event set-up, operations and clean-up

v Newsletter

v General Office help


Donate now safely and securely via PayPal:


Are you a Fred Meyer Rewards Card Member? You can link your card to The Friendship Clinic so we earn donation dollars! To link your card, please follow the directions on the Community Rewards page and look for us under “The Friendship Clinic”, or organization number 94580. Please link your card NOW! Linking your rewards card to The Friendship Clinic DOES NOT reduce your rewards points or benefits in any way! For more information visit:


Do you donate to the United Way of Treasure Valley Community Campaign? Did you know that you can direct all or a specified part of your donation to go specifically to The Friendship Clinic? Log in to United Way of Treasure Valley/Donate Now to specify where you want your donation to be applied!

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