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Calendar of Events

Oct. 14 - Oct. 15
Health Fair
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock

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 patients are treated with respect, love and care by volunteer medical professionals. 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.

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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. Clinics are open once a week. Health care providers for primary care and ENT services are available Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. Please call (501) 664-0340, ext. 356 or ext. 335 for clinic dates. Services are by appointment only. Make an Appointment. Pharmacy services are available to established clinic patients only. Spanish interpreters are available. Ver en Español. For more information, go to about us or contact us.


Make An Appointment

Services are by appointment only. Please contact our office to make an appointment for primary care and ENT services, a diabetic eye exam the dermatology clinic and/or chiropractic services. Primary care and ENT services are provided at: Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205. All other services are provided at The McDonald Center, 2415 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. For more information, contact Karen DiPippa (English) at (501) 664-0340, ext. 356 or Flor M. Lopez (Spanish) at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335.


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 and ENT Services

The monthly diabetic eye clinic is available specifically for diabetic patients at The 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.

ENT services are offered at Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205. To make an appointment, contact Karen DiPippa (English) at (501) 664-0340, ext. 356 or Flor M. Lopez (Spanish) at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335. Dr. Joe Colclasure is our founding volunteer for ENT services.


Chiropractic Services

Monthly chiropractic services are also available at The McDonald Center on the campus of St. John Catholic Center. Dr. Rick Riley is our founding volunteer for this clinic. To schedule an appointment, please contact Flor Lopez, program assistant, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 335.



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  • 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.

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Contact Us

En Español

Calendar of Events

Oct. 14 - Oct. 15
Health Fair
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church - Little Rock

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 patients are treated with respect, love and care by volunteer medical professionals. 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.