About Us

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, 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.

Our Staff





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

TBD, Program Coordinator

email: olyfreeclinic@gmail.com  phone: 360.890.4074


Winter Forsyth, Clinic Coordinator

Winter has been volunteering at TOFC since 2016, when she completed an internship through The Evergreen State College with a focus on public health and cultural competencies. She joined the staff team in 2018 after training as a Medical Assistant at Evergreen.

email:  winter.forsyth@olyfreeclinic.net    Phone: 360.890.4074

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.

To contact Nancy, please email olyfreeclinic@gmail.com. 


Board of Directors:

To reach any of our board members, please email TOFCoffice@olyfreeclinic.net

Vel Rajagopal - Member (Term ends - October 2020)

WA State Department of Licensing - Deputy Chief Information Officer

Patty Seib - Member  (Term ends - January 2019+)

Seib Policy and Public Affairs - President

Laura Zaichkin - Member  (Term ends - January 2019+)

Health Care Authority - Deputy Chief Policy Office Affairs

 Stacy Steck - Chair  (Term ends - September 2020)

OTB Solutions - Consultant

Program Manager: Healthier Washington

Amber Lewis - Vice-Chair (Term ends - January 2019)

Lewis Consulting - President

Cassi Spencer, DNP - Secretary  (Term ends - January 2019+)

Madigan Health Clinic - Population Health Nurse

Lou McDermott - Treasurer  (Term ends - January 2019+)

Health Care Authority - Deputy Director

Jane Beyer - Member  (Term ends - January 2020+)

Office of the Insurance Commissioner - Senior Health Policy Advisor


Executive Board

Amber Lewis, Cassi Spencer, Stacy Steck, Lou McDermott