ACORN Clinic Today
The Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc. ACORN Clinic is a nationally-recognized program that provides low-cost medical, dental and social services care to residents of North Central Florida.
ACORN Clinic was founded in 1974 when two area churches funded volunteers to meet the healthcare needs of their community. The group initially focused on home visits and social service referrals. In 1976, ACORN Clinic established a medical clinic to meet the area’s growing healthcare needs and later expanded its services by starting a dental clinic in 1987.
ACORN Clinic uses volunteers to provide high-quality, low-cost healthcare to low-income patients without insurance and with little financial resources to pay for their medical needs. With its unique volunteer model, the clinic leverages $1.13 million in volunteer time and donated medicine and supplies valued at over $883,000 (2015 figures).
ACORN Clinic is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization serving residents of Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Union and other counties in North Central Florida. ACORN Clinic receives funding from United Way of North Central Florida, Alachua, Bradford and Union County, civic groups, churches, foundations and private donors. Patients are seen on a sliding scale basis and we accept Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance.
ACORN Clinic is governed by a Board of Directors that meets on a bi-monthly basis.
40th Anniversary Scrapbook
In 2014, ACORN Clinic celebrated four decades of providing low-priced quality care to those in need. The ACORN Clinic family would like to thank everyone who made this clinic a success since 1974. Reminisce with us through our 40th Anniversary Scrapbook with timeless photos and success stories from volunteers and patients of the ACORN Clinic. We hope to continue to serve our community as you grow with us.