Patient Requirements

To become a patient at the Matthews Free Medical Clinic:

  1. Attend a new patient screening
  2. Live in Mecklenburg or Union County for at least three months
  3. Be 14-64 years old
  4. Not have Medicaid, Medicare, VA or private insurance
  5. Be at 200% or below the current year Federal Poverty Guidelines
  6. Please call (704) 841-8882 for the next new patient screening date and time

What to Bring with You

Bring a completed application and COPIES* of the following items:

  1. Picture ID
  2. Social Security card, if available
  3. Two (2) consecutive Payroll stubs (most recent) or letter from employer
  4. Utility bill reflecting applicant’s name and current address
  5. Mortgage statement or rental agreement
  6. Two (2) consecutive bank statements
  7. Current year’s tax return
  8. Disability statement, if applicable
  9. Food stamp letter, if applicable
  10. Unemployment benefits letter, if applicable
  11. Child Support, if applicable

*No originals will be accepted. Copies will not be made at the clinic. Applicants must bring copies to the eligibility screening, or we will be unable to process the application. Copies cannot be made at the clinic.


MFMC patients must recertify annually every June. Available recertification dates and times are communicated annually, months in advance.