1129 Heatherstone DrFredericksburg, VA 22407
Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM | Tues and every other Thurs 8:30AM-6:30PMClosed for lunch 12pm-1pm; on Thurs. 12pm-1:30pm; Sat. & Sun. - Closed
The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Although most of our patients have private health insurance or Medicare, about ⅓ of our services each year have been dedicated to those who cannot afford health insurance. From 2003 to 2019 FCHC has provided almost 50,000 appointments to patients without insurance, giving away well over $5 million dollars worth of healthcare services.
We provide the same high quality health care to patients with or without insurance, charging those on our charity program a minimal fee based on household income. To qualify for the FCHC uninsured program household income must be less than 200% of the Federal Poverty level.
With the expansion of Medicaid in VA in 2019, FCHC is now incorporating the care of Medicaid patients as part of our charity care. Although Medicaid does pay physicians, the reimbursement rates are far from adequate to cover the expense of providing quality health care. Most Medicaid reimbursements are $30-$50 short of overhead costs for each visit. For this reason most doctor’s offices don’t see patients with Medicaid, or only see a very limited amount of Medicaid patients. This makes it difficult for patients with Medicaid to find a doctor willing to see them. FCHC previously limited our care of Medicaid patients to 5% of the practice, but now have no limit on the number of Medicaid patients we will accept. With the Medicaid expansion, we anticipate that 30-40% of our services will be to patients with either Medicaid or no insurance at all.
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” -Proverbs 19:17
Give a one-time gift to cover an uninsured patient in need of a visit.
Other important program information:
Applicants need to apply to the program every year.
FCHC partners with the charity program at Mary Washington Hospital so our uninsured patients can receive free or discounted lab and radiology services. Click here to apply for the MWHC charity program.
Several specialists in Fredericksburg will provide care to our uninsured patients for the same discounted fee that FCHC charges. See our “Community Partners” tab to see who partners with us.
FCHC coordinates with charity programs at UVA and MCV for specialty care that is not available to uninsured and Medicaid patients in Fredericksburg. Click here for info on these programs. UVA Financial Assistance Application and MCV Financial Assistance Application.
Click here for the Uninsured Patient Application.
Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 4:30PM | Tues and every other Thurs 8:30AM-6:30PM
Closed for lunch: 12 PM – 1 PM; on Thursdays 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Phone Hours: 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM and from
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM except on Thursdays from 12 PM – 2 PM
1129 Heatherstone Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 785-8500
"When did we see you ill or in prison, and come to visit you?" And the king will answer, "I tell you this: anything you did for one of my brothers here, however humble, you did for me."
(Matthew 25:40-41 NEB)