Facts About Flu

Good hand washing and the flu vaccine are the most protective measures you can take to prevent flu.

Even though the flu strain has muted, the vaccine appears to offer protection from complications of flu even if it is contracted.

Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu can lessen duration, symptoms and complications from flu so remember to see your medical provider and ask for an antiviral if you are showing flu symptoms.

To learn more about this year's flu season, visit the Arkansas Department of HealthCenters for Disease Control or the USDHHS' Flu.gov.

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Contact UsEn Español

The Westside Free Medical Clinic serves people 18 years and older who are unable to afford routine health care. Professional volunteers provide screenings, limited primary care and health-related education.

Health care providers are available on select Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. Spanish interpreters are available. Please call for clinic dates.

Our patients are treated with respect, love and care by volunteer medical professionals. Pharmacy services are available to established clinic patients only. In addition, Westside is one of the only free clinics in central Arkansas that offers services specifically in Spanish to assist Arkansas’ growing Hispanic population. 

The clinic frequently conducts prevention and awareness workshops to encourage patients to play an active role in their own health and well-being.

About Us

Westside Free Medical Clinic is the oldest free clinic in the Diocese of Little Rock. It was founded in 1970 and has adapted to changing health needs of the community. In 2002, a clinic for Spanish-speaking patients was established with bilingual professionals and interpreters.

Our Location

Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Appointments

Appointments are required. To make an appointment, please contact Karen DiPippa at (501) 664-0340, ext. 356.

Dermatology Clinic

Westside Free Medical Clinic offers a monthly dermatology clinic for its established patients at McDonald Center on the campus of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Dr. Mike Carney was the founding volunteer for the clinic and Dr. Rene Bressinck is our current volunteer dermatologist. To schedule an appointment, please contact Flor Lopez, program assistant, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Westside Free Medical Clinic holds a monthly eye clinic specifically for its diabetic patients at McDonald Center on the campus of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Dr. Jerry Shue was the founding volunteer for this clinic, and Dr. Tom Cannon is our current volunteer ophthalmologist. To schedule an appointment, please contact Flor Lopez, program assistant, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335.

Facts About Flu

Good hand washing and the flu vaccine are the most protective measures you can take to prevent flu.

Even though the flu strain has muted, the vaccine appears to offer protection from complications of flu even if it is contracted.

Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu can lessen duration, symptoms and complications from flu so remember to see your medical provider and ask for an antiviral if you are showing flu symptoms.

To learn more about this year's flu season, visit the Arkansas Department of HealthCenters for Disease Control or the USDHHS' Flu.gov.