Catholic Charities of Arkansas
Westside Free Medical Clinic
Provides free medical services to those unable to obtain basic family practice health care
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 most Wednesdays and one Tuesday evening a month at 5 p.m. Spanish interpreters are available. Services are by appointment only.
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.
English-speaking patients are seen on Wednesday evenings. Appointments are necessary. Please call (501) 664-0340, ext. 356 to make an appointment. For more information, download the clinic's brochure in English (PDF file).
Spanish-speaking patients are seen on the first Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month. Appointments are necessary. Please call (501) 664-0340, ext. 335 to make an appointment. For more information, download the clinic's brochure en español (PDF file).
2000 Aldersgate Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Little Known Facts
- 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.
Monthly Dermatology Clinic
Westside Free Medical Clinic offers a monthly dermatology clinic for our 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.
Monthly Diabetic Eye Exams
Also at McDonald Center, we hold an eye clinic specifically for our diabetic patients. 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.