Clínica Amistad is a free health clinic that opened in March of 2003 serving Tucson’s low-income uninsured community. The clinic is a project of Amistad y Salud, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
To provide quality integrative health services and education at no cost to low-income, uninsured and underserved people in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
To create an innovated health center that improves and maintains the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Clínica Amistad operates with an all-volunteer staff of medical professionals which includes:
- Primary Care Providers (MDs, NPs, PAs)
- Registered Nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Practitioners of Acupuncture
- Reiki Therapists
- Psychological and Nutritional Counselors
The variety of healing modalities may vary according to which practitioners are currently available to volunteer. Our primary care services include dispensing in-house medication if necessary and ordering appropriate laboratory testing as needed. Our patients are largely low-income and most come from various ethnic communities. For most of our patients, this is their only opportunity to see a Primary Care Provider and receive alternative therapies to monitor their health.
Most people served at the clinic:
- Are unemployed, uninsured, low income, supporting families below the poverty level, and have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
- Would not be able to see a doctor without the clinic.
- May have not had any medical evaluation for their chronic condition for years.
- Cannot afford to purchase medications.
- Are not able to get services through AHCCCS.
We are open two evenings, Wednesdays and Thursdays, per week and the first Saturday of the month. We are located in South Tucson at the El Pueblo Regional Center next to El Pueblo Public Library. All providers have active professional Arizona licenses in their respective fields. Providers arrive at 6:00 pm and the clinic serves an average of 35 people per evening.