The clinic’s history is a reflection of Austin’s — from hippies to households. It was founded as People’s Free Clinic in 1970 in the basement of the Congregational Church on Guadalupe Street across from the UT campus, by a handful of visionary volunteer doctors and nurses.
Initially, the clinic began serving mostly college students and part-time workers, but today the demand for affordable primary healthcare is much greater. The clinic now employs 300 medical and administrative personnel in addition to many volunteers. Then, as now, the clinic is dedicated to improving the health of an increasing number of patients.
Thousands of Central Texans call People’s Community Clinic their medical home. The clinic is a unique and tested model for medical care, a true safety net for the area’s uninsured and medically underserved. People’s Community Clinic offers a great variety of health and wellness services, ranging from prenatal through eldercare.