The Olympia Free Clinic provides medical care, speciality clinics and mental health services at NO COST to adults who are underinsured and uninsured...
Our services include coordinated medical and mental health services, women’s reproductive health care, wound care and specialty clinics. We help link our patients to needed community resources, including health insurance and primary care.
People visiting our medical and specialty clinics will be seen on a first come, first seen basis. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to clinic start time.
While we do have a limited number of walk-in appointments available to patients seeking counseling through our mental health access program, we strongly recommend people call 360.359.3346 to make an appointment ahead of time.
We have a Spanish translator available at most clinics.
Mission: The Olympia Free Clinic is a volunteer-based organization where underserved community members receive medical care, mental health services and linkages to community resources, within a caring and respectful environment at no cost to them.
Vision: We envision a community where all people have access to quality healthcare and mental health services coupled with the knowledge and resources to stay healthy.
Purpose: The Olympia Free Clinic exists to ensure that uninsured and underinsured adults have access to quality medical care and mental health services and linkages to community resources.
We provide acute care and will bridge a patient’s chronic care needs when the patient is not able to access chronic care due to lack of insurance or other access issues.
Darlene Hein, MPH, Executive Director
Darlene started working with The Olympia Free Clinic in 2016, after having spent more than 25 years coordinating various health services and health education programs. Darlene has experience managing public health and social services issues, as well those involved in the delivery of primary and preventive health care, and services to those experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, women’s health, pre-natal and infant care, child abuse prevention, HIV care and prevention, sexually transmitted diseases and affordable housing.
Darlene currently serves on several coalitions and committees, including Thurston Thrives Clinic and Emergency Care, the Homeless Housing Hub, and the Thurston County League of Women Voters.
email: TOFCoffice@olyfreeclinic.net phone: 360.890.4074
Binda Douglas, Program Coordinator
Binda has been a dedicated volunteer at our clinic, providing interpretation services and advocacy. Binda worked at the Thurston County Food Bank for 12 years in a role similar to the one she will hold here. She and her family moved to Olympia 14 years ago and immediately felt they had "come home" to a vibrant and generous community. While still living in MD, she worked for many years as the program coordinator for an agency providing services to people experiencing homelessness.
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Michael Matlock, MD, Medical Director
Mike came to Olympia in 1982 and practiced internal medicine with a specialty in infectious diseases until July 2014. He served for over 10 years as the chief medical officer for Providence St. Peter Hospital. He started working at TOFC in September 2014 and assumed the role of Medical Director in 2016.
Nancy Murphy, LMHC Co-Clinical Director
Nancy started volunteering with our Mental Health Program in 2007, when it was under the umbrella of CHOICE. She began as Co-Clinical Director in 2012, and has been in private practice since 2001. Nancy is currently on the Board of Trustees for Washington Healthcare Access Alliance and Advisory Board for Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization. She graduated from St. Martin's MAC program.
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Peg Evans-Brown, MRC, LMHC, Co-Clinical Director
Peg received her undergraduate training in Education and a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has worked 40 years in the helping profession with a career spanning fields of vocational rehabilitation, public and private mental health, education, support for soldiers and their families in the US and Europe and has provided organizational development consultation to public and non-profit agencies.
She has been a trainer for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social and Health Services in Washington Alaska and Oregon. She had faculty assignments at WWU and Edmonds Community College. She has trained professional counselors in Solution Focused Brief Counseling skills as well as Motivational Interviewing. She currently serves as an Oncology Counselor at Providence Regional Medical System Cancer Center in Lacey,WA.
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Board of Directors:
To reach any of our board members, please email TOFCoffice@olyfreeclinic.net
Vel Rajagopal - Member
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Washington State Department of Licensing
Patty Seib - Member
President of Seib Policy and Public Affairs
Laura Zaichkin - Member
Health Care Authority - Administrator
Stacy Steck - Chair
Consultant / OTB Solutions
Program Manager: Healthier Washington
Amber Lewis - Vice-Chair
President of Lewis Consulting
Cassey Jankowaiak, DNP - Secretary
Population Health Nurse
Lou McDermott - Treasurer
Health Care Authority - Interim Director
Mary Anne Lindeblad - Member
Health Care Authority - Medical Director
Amber Lewis, Cassey Jankowaiak, Stacy Steck, Lou McDermott