About Our Clinic
Living Water Community Clinic is a free clinic organized to provide medical, dental, mental health, and spiritual care to uninsured and underinsured adults in Orange County and the surrounding areas to include Spotsylvania and Culpeper counties.
The Clinic is a stand alone 501 (c)3 organization, and is financially supported solely by contributions from individuals, area businesses, area Churches, organizations, and grants. The Clinic is a vision and mission of The Lake of the Woods Church.
Welcome to Our Family Health Clinic
More than 10% of nonelderly Virginians are uninsured. Many people mistakenly believe that the introduction of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 made health insurance available to individuals with limited income by subsidizing premium costs through tax credits. While this is true for many people, these tax credits are not available if family income falls below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. For example, in 2023, if a family of four earns less than $60,000, no tax credits are available, and a family would have to pay the full cost of health insurance coverage.
In 2018, a mid-level plan in Orange County costs more than $20,000. So, among Virginian families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, it should be no surprise that more than 70% are uninsured, despite being employed, some with two or even three jobs. With Medicaid Expansion in place since January, 2019, some uninsured falling below the 138% federal poverty line may be eligible. However, some are not. And if they are uninsured, patients’ health severly suffers. Uninsured Americans have a higher likelihood of late-stage cancers, and a far lower rate of receiving important diagnostic tests. Prescription drugs that can treat or prevent disease are not accessible. The financial barriers to medical care mean that when care is finally received, it is often a life-threatening emergency and the patient is extremely ill.
Services provided by the Living Water Community Clinic include primary care medical care, dental care, chronic care management, professional counseling services, spiritual care, referrals to medical specialists when necessary, access to laboratory and imaging services, and free medications. These essential health services can mean the difference between health and sickness, and in some cases, even life and death.
Why We Are Here
Our patient, Robert, left his earthly home on Wednesday, September 14 after battling cancer. Robert’s wish for the last several months of his life was to tell others about the free clinic and the care they too could receive. It was important to him that he leave that legacy of advocacy for the Clinic.
We are staffed by dedicated and skilled volunteer doctors, providers, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, counselors, chaplains, and administrative staff who provide the best care to our patients. The Living Water Community Clinic is able to take care of patients in our community because of the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations, churches, and grants. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. We thank all of those who have supported the Clinic and continue to support us.
Please consider donating to our Clinic. We provide free medical, dental, emotional, and spiritual care to those who need it the most in Orange, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper counties. In 2021, we have seen hundreds of patients, prescribed over $300,000 in free medications, referred for critical diagnoses, provided counseling to many patients, and opened our dental clinic.
Here’s what other patients are saying:
“I love this clinic; the people are so nice,” said Lorena, who lives in Locust Grove and works at one of the restaurants in the shopping center.
She was wearing a brace on each knee the Saturday she came to the dental clinic for a filling. She said she doesn’t have money for medical bills and doesn’t know what she would do without Living Water.
Darlene was in the same boat. Asked where she would be without the clinic, after she had two fillings done, she replied simply: “In pain. They’ve been a blessing, not only with dental but also medical.”
The mission of the Living Water Community Clinic is to provide free medical, dental, emotional, and spiritual care to those eligible patients in Orange, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper counties. Living Water Community Clinic is dedicated to delivering high quality care and total healing to community citizens.