Lake Wales Free Clinic - Lake Wales Care Center
Two volunteers discuss a patient's needs.

Two volunteers discuss a patient’s needs.

Lake Wales Free Clinic is located at the corner of Dr J A Wiltshire Avenue and Scenic Highway in Lake Wales.

Qualified individuals can receive care for chronic conditions, providing them access to interventions that may provide relief from problems associated with their condition.

Interested individuals can drop in during our open hours or call us for more information.


Call the Free Clinic at (863) 676-1222

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What is the Lake Wales Free Clinic?

Lake Wales Free Clinic is a quality provider of charitable health care to those individuals who have no insurance and/or meet income eligibility requirements.

What services are provided?

  • Acute and chronic care of adult patients
  • Referrals for specialty care
  • Blood STD testing
  • Smoking cessation classes
  • Diabetes education classes

What services are not provided?

  • Obstetric and gynecological care
  • Immunizations
  • Pediatric care
  • Prescribing or dispensing of narcotic medication

Who qualifies for services?

  • Individuals must have no insurance, including government programs (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, etc.)
  • Income must not exceed 200% of FIPL (Federal Income Poverty Level)
  • Individuals must reside in Polk County
  • New patients must bring photo identification

What is the cost?

All services are FREE to those who qualify. Services are provided by local professional volunteers who are committing their time to help those in need. There may be a separate expense at a local pharmacy for prescribed medications. Providers do their best to prescribe the least expensive medications.

What are the hours of operation?

Monday and Thursday evenings

from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Dermatology Clinic: Third Thursday of the month, 4:30 pm, in conjunction with primary health care.

Who can volunteer, and how can I become a volunteer?

The clinic is always recruiting medical professionals as well as non-medical concerned citizens who would like an opportunity to serve. Non-medical volunteer opportunities include office reception, data entry, intake qualifying, and foreign language translation. Medical professional volunteers needed include medical doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, pharmacists, or pharmacy technicians.

Medical professionals that volunteer and work at the Free Clinic are covered for liability under Sovereign Immunity by the Department of Health under the Volunteer Healthcare Provider Program, s. 766.1115, F.S.

If interested in volunteering, please fill out a Care Center Volunteer Application.