The Fan Free Clinic is inviting friends and supporters to the unveiling of their new name and logo on Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m.
Julie Sulik, the communications coordinator at Fan Free Clinic, said that the new name and logo aims to better represent what services the clinic currently provides. And beyond services, Sulik said the current name doesn’t even accurately represent the clinic’s location anymore. They purchased and moved from the Fan into their Thompson St., Museum district, building in 1997. And as for clinic, the nonprofit alos works heavily on health education and community outreach as well.
“We are very excited about the support we have and the direction that are continuing to move in serving the community,” Sulik said.
While details about some of the new services are to be kept under wraps, all will be revealed to the public tonight.
The Fan Free Clinic was established in 1968 as the first free clinic in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has since aimed to provide health services to low income members of the community in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.
Starting with a focus on women’s health and the prevention of transmissible diseases, in the 1980s they established the first community-based HIV/AIDS outreach program in the state.
The Great Ta-Da will take place at the Fan Free Clinic at 1010 N. Thompson St. on Thursday at 5 p.m.