PCC's mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare with dignity and respect.
The clinic’s history is a reflection of Austin’s — from hippies to households. It was founded as People’s Free Clinic in 1970 in the basement of the Congregational Church on Guadalupe Street across from the UT campus, by a handful of visionary volunteer doctors and nurses.
Initially, the clinic served mostly college students and part-time workers, but today the demand for affordable primary healthcare is much greater. The clinic now employs more than 200 medical and administrative personnel in addition to many volunteers. Then, as now, the clinic is dedicated to improving the health of an increasing number of working Central Texas families.
Over 11,000 patients call People’s Community Clinic their medical home. The clinic is a unique and tested model for medical care, a true safety net for Central Texas’ uninsured and medically underserved. People’s Community Clinic offers a greater variety of health and wellness services than any other not-for-profit clinic in Austin, with services ranging from prenatal through eldercare.