Welcome to the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic!
We provide free medical and dental care for uninsured low-income adults and children in the central Bucks County community. We also provide information about other community resources and help the uninsured apply for healthcare coverage.
Our clinic was the first free clinic in Bucks County and is among the longest operating free clinics in Pennsylvania.
Medical services are provided at our clinic located in Doylestown Hospital
Learn more about us, eligibility guidelines and how you can help us care for those in our community on this site.
On behalf of our patients, volunteers and the Board of Directors I wish to express our many thanks for our community’s past support of the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic and urge you to join us as well and help us continue to provide healthcare to our neighbors in need. The Clinic, located in Doylestown Hospital, provides free medical care, dental and social services for low-income, uninsured, underinsured and underserved residents of our community.
The loss of jobs and health insurance in these difficult economic times has caused more people to fall victim to the painful reality of not being able to access basic health and dental care. Last year the Clinic helped over 1,100 of our neighbors who needed medical, dental or social services.
This need has not been eliminated by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which relies heavily on states' expanding Medicaid to insure a major percentage of the uninsured. Pennsylvania will not be expanding Medicaid until 2015 at the very earliest and even with subsidized insurance premiums for some low-income working people, many will still not be able to afford coverage premiums, co-pays or deductibles.
We are able to accomplish our mission with the help of many of our fellow neighbors, including 219 volunteer nurses, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals who have provided over 40,000 treatment visits for nearly 10,000 adults and children since 1994, and more than 6,500 dental visits for over 1,200 adults and children since 2002.
The health of our community and our neighbors is a continuing local problem requiring a local solution. Please be a part of that solution by supporting your free clinic with a contribution to this year’s Annual Campaign.
Charles Grezlak, PhD
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic 2014 Doylestown, Pennsylvania