Our History

In 2001, Dr. Timothy Powell felt the call to leave the for-profit private practice model of health care and obey Jesus command to care for the poor and spread the Gospel by opening a mission focused, non-profit health clinic that would provide high quality and affordable services to the uninsured. With the assistance of board members, local businesses and churches, and Mary Washington Hospital, the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center opened its doors in January 2003. Dr. Powell and his 3 staff were able to provide over 800 office visits to uninsured patients that year.

Over the years FCHC has grown to have up to 20 staff (to include the equivalent of 4 full-time medical providers) and 10 volunteers so that in 2010 and in 2013 we provided over 4,000 visits to uninsured patients. In 2013 Dr Stinar joined FCHC, and in 2014 we opened our satellite clinic by the Spotsylvania Courthouse. From 2003 through 2018 FCHC has provided over 45,000 visits to uninsured patients, providing over 5 million dollars in direct medical services….Our staff prays with about 1000 patients each year!

The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center has been a rotation site for medical students from the medical school at UVA. In 2016 God revealed to Dr. Powell the influence he can have on the future generation of Physicians, and called him to pursue a position with a medical school. In January of 2017 Dr. Stinar started transitioning into the role of medical director for FCHC, and in August of 2017 Dr. Powell moved to North Carolina to join the teaching staff at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Dr. Stinar’s vision for FCHC is to continue to be a mission driven non-profit ministry, providing high quality comprehensive care to the poor. We desire FCHC to be an active partner with other health professionals, community service providers, Christian ministries and churches, to accomplish our common missions of caring for the poor and sharing the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. We hope to be a catalyst in uniting the Body of Christ to be the hands and feet of Jesus together, regardless of differences in denomination, skin color, cultural background, and socioeconomic status.

Our Missions Statement

The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center is a non-profit organization that serves those who cannot afford health care with quality health care in the name of Jesus Christ. We minister to the body, mind, and spirit in order for healing to come about in all three.

Our Vision Statement 

The vision of Fredericksburg Christian Health Center is to see our patients and our community experience healing and wholeness through Jesus Christ. 

 

Until further notice, we are asking all patients to stay at home as much as possible/schedule a virtual appointment. This is the best way to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 infection.

If you are sick and do have an appointment scheduled with us, we ask that you check into your appointment by calling our front desk at 540-785-8500. You will then be met at the front door, given a mask and escorted to a designated room for your appointment. The best guidance we can give to our patients during this time is the following:

  1. Stay at home to the greatest extent possible.
  2. Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when you must be out in public.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based handsanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  7. Avoid contact with sick people.
  8. If you are experiencing symptoms, call us at 540-785-8500.

Thank you so much for your patience and support!

UPDATE: FCHC will be transitioning from now until July to EPIC. Our office will have less staff available to answer phones, address messages left on our voicemail and some reduction in available appointments. Thank you for understanding!