About Us

The Ithaca Health Alliance was founded in 1997.

Our mission is to facilitate access to health care for all, with a focus on the needs of the uninsured and underinsured.

Since our founding, we have used the contributions of our community to create a sustainable model of community-oriented, community-driven solutions to the ongoing healthcare crisis.

Our 3 Primary Programs are:
Ithaca Free Clinic
Ithaca Health Fund
Community Health Education

Through the Alliance’s three programs, we provide 100% free medical and holistic services for people with no health insurance or who cannot afford holistic care. We offer financial assistance for those who qualify, and we promote greater health literacy, prevention and self-care through events and resources.

We depend on a diverse volunteer team for all of our programs and our volunteer board. Visit the Volunteer Page to join us!

Ithaca Free Clinic September 2020 Update:

Walk in services suspended, see below.

  • We are beginning our 4th month of FREE Telehealth services. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of FREE on-site Employment Physicals and PPD testing. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of on-site FREE Optometry and Optician Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of Telehealth and our 1st month of Telehealth FREE Herbal Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • The Lourdes mobile 3-D Mammography van will visit the Free Clinic on Wednesday, September 23rd and Wednesday, November 25th. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to register and schedule. (Phone: 607-798-5723)
  • Arnot IVY/HIV Care Clinic is beginning their 3rd month of on-site visits at the Free Clinic. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-795-8161)
  • In partnership with Mutual Aid Tompkins, a Food Sharing Cabinet was installed in front of the Ithaca Free Clinic this past May. Please take or leave food and other essential items. If you have a specific need, or you would like to know more about services provided by MAT, please call or email. (Phone: 607-288-3252; or email: foodsharing@mutualaidtompkins.com)