FREE MEDICAL CARE
for Adults and Children
Notice of Solidarity and Support:
As we are sure all of you know, we are in a crisis in this country. Heinous and unforgivable acts have been performed against the African American people in this nation. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others have collectively symbolized continued racial biases instilled and woven into the fabric of our nation. These events should never have occurred, and as such it is imperative that as a whole, we lift up the black community now, and forever. It is of utmost importance that we begin to take great strides towards changes that have been called for over centuries and are long overdue.
The community at Lighthouse is heartbroken by these events and we are focused on providing our support and solidarity during these times. We are firm in our belief that every person, regardless of their race, deserves the same respect, support, and right to life. We are continually focused on providing accessible and free healthcare to the greater Buffalo area, which includes a beautifully diverse population. We are incredibly proud to serve in this way, and are committed to supporting our black friends, colleagues, patients and community members. We are committed to addressing, targeting and reforming systemic racism.
For those of us that live with privilege, it is vital to reflect on our own biases and begin to have the difficult conversation with ourselves about ways we can change and grow. It is not the job of people of color to educate us on these matters, that must be something we take upon ourselves. It is vital to listen and to see the experiences being shared with us by the black community and use our privilege to support and ensure their voices are heard and help in what ways they may need.
We extend our condolences to those affected by these terrible tragedies and we continue to stand in solidarity. We urge those that are members of the JSMBS community to complete the petition begun by the SNMA chapter at Jacobs School of Medicine. Managers from Lighthouse will be attending meetings held by SNMA to discuss these current events, listen to what must be said, and join in actions to inspire change. We urge others to donate to appropriate causes if you are able and to support the movement in any way you can.
Educate yourselves. Speak truth. Listen up. Be better.
In solidarity and support,
Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic Managers
Notice for COVID-19 Updates:
Due to current concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19), for the safety of patients and staff, Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic will be temporarily closed, starting on March 18, 2020. Please contact the Lighthouse clinic phone number (716) 222-0805 with any questions. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
During this time, we are still working hard to ensure the continuation of your care. We thank you for understanding and hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. If you are a patient seeking care during our closure, the following are free or low-cost clinics in the Buffalo area, please contact the clinic with questions regarding services available or cost for services:
Good Neighbors Healthcare: 175 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14210, (716) 856-2400
Monday 5:30pm-7:30pm - walk-in sick visits (NOT work physicals)
Wednesday 8:30am-11am - walk-in sick visits, dental screenings (NOT work physicals)
Friday 1pm-4:30pm - walk-in sick visits, dental screenings, vision care (NOT work physicals)
Neighborhood Health Center: 155 Lawn Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207, (716) 875-2904
Monday and Wednesday 8am-8pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-4:30pm - primary care, OB/GYN, dental screenings, STI testing
(NOT walk-in appointments or PPDs, patients MUST establish primary care at NHC to be evaluated)
Evergreen Health: 206 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201, (716) 847-2441
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm; Tuesday 8am-7pm - walk-in STI testing, syringe exchange, substance abuse counseling
Evergreen Health: 3297 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215, (716) 847-2441
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm - walk-in STI testing
Jesse Nash Health Center: 608 William St., Buffalo, NY 14206, (716) 858-7687
Monday - Friday 8:30am-11:30am, 1pm-3:30pm - walk-in STI testing, appointment only PPDs
If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please do NOT present at any of the above clinics as they are currently unable to test for COVID-19. Please refer to the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) for specific updates regarding COVID-19: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=frequently-asked-questions-and-answers-about-covid-19-coronavirus
Please click the link below to view a COVID-19 Resource List for the WNY Region:
If you are in need of food, please click the following button for a list of currently available Food Pantries in the greater Buffalo area:
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline:
If you are in the need of legal assistance, please contact the Center for Elder Law and Justice:
The Center for Elder Law and Justice is expanding its Free Legal Helpline for Western New Yorkers who are struggling with legal questions during this unique time. Individuals who are caring for sick family members, dealing with personal illness, recently unemployed, or have other questions can call and speak directly with and attorney for brief counsel. These expanded services help people of all ages, and are now able to return voicemails and emails from callers. Leave a voicemail or send an email with your name and number, and a licensed attorney will respond within one business day.
The Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic is a student run, free medical clinic whose mission is to provide care to the greater Buffalo community. This mission is made possible by our volunteer team, which consists of medical students from the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, professional students from various University at Buffalo allied healthcare programs including dentistry, legal, nutrition, public health, and social work, as well as our dedicated local physicians who oversee the care that is provided.
Our services are free and available to all, including patients who are uninsured and underinsured.
We embrace the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) definition of diversity, including the recognition that diversity is not limited to gender, race and ethnicity, but must also include age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious commitment, physical ability and other varied backgrounds and life experiences. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all of our patients, and we strive to embrace diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through our actions, policies and culture.
Interested in Donating to Lighthouse?
Lighthouse strives to provide medical care for the underserved and uninsured in the Buffalo community. We provide care free of cost and depend on donations from members of the community to keep our doors open. Please consider donating to Lighthouse Medical Clinic today using the link to our UB Foundations page below: