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Westside Free Medical Clinic

Provides free medical services to those unable to obtain basic family practice health care

Contact Us

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.

Appointments are Necessary

Spanish speaking patients, please call Flor Lopez, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335 to make an appointment. For more information, download the clinic's brochure in Spanish (PDF file).

English speaking patients, please call Karen DiPippa at (501) 664-0340, ext. 356 to make an appointment. For more information, download the clinic's brochure in English (PDF file).


Camp Aldersgate
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.