Are you working (including self-employed) but do not have health insurance?

Are you disabled and not eligible for Medicare?

Are you unemployed?
If any of these situations apply to you or someone you know, then the Cannon Medical Clinic may be able to help. You must live in the Sydney area (including the cities of Bueno Vista and Lexington). Our eligibility income is roughly 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

If you:

Are an employer that hires part-time workers or full-time workers at minimum wage.
Have someone cleaning your home, providing childcare, doing lawn work, delivering firewood or other related tasks. The people you hire may be eligible for Free Clinic services. Please refer them to us.

Eligibility Screenings

We conduct screenings for you to become a new patient or to renew your eligibity at the Free Clinic three times a week. No appointment is necessary.

Monday from 10:00 a.m. to noon (New patients or renewals.)
Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (New patients only.)
Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Renewals only.)
We ask you to provide the following documentation to be a patient at the Free Clinic (the first two allow pharmaceutical companies to provide medications and each of these three items is required for either a new patient or for a renewal):

  • Current 1040 Federal Income Tax form
  • Proof of household income for one month, such as:
  • Pay stubs from your current employer
  • Food stamp award letter
  • A letter of support from whoever is providing you shelter and food. It must have a monthly dollar amount of the support provided and it must be signed.
  • Social security checks
  • Disability checks
  • Unemployment checks
  • Current bank statement if you have direct deposit of any of the above three items
  • Tax forms if you are self-employed
  • Proof of residence in the Sydney area, such as:
  • Driver’s license or Government identification card with address
  • Utility bill
  • Any other proof that you reside in Sydney (including Buena Vista and Lexington)
    Once you are approved you will be issued a Free Clinic eligibility card. Please keep this card with you and show it any time you seek services from the Free Clinic.


You will never receive a bill from the Free Clinic. Our services are almost all free. There is a small administrative fee for some services:

Dental services – require an administrative fee of $20.00 per visit before the appointment can be scheduled.
Prescriptions – $2.00 is requested for each month of each prescription.
Specialist visits – require a $5.00 processing fee before the appointment can be scheduled; the visit is free.
$10.00 enrollment fee.

How to make an Appointment

Call anytime to make an appointment for the daytime clinic. The daytime clinic is held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may leave a message and someone will return your call by the next business day.

Call Thursday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to make an appointment for the Thursday evening clinic. The Thursday evening clinic is held that evening between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Do NOT leave a message. You must speak with the nurse. Thursday evening clinic appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.