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About the Pulaski Free Clinic

Our Mission is to provide access to quality healthcare for uninsured adults in Pulaski County, Virginia.

The Pulaski Free Clinic was founded more than 35 years ago by community leaders who believed that everyone has the right to health care.

Today, the clinic provides primary medical care to low-income adult residents of Pulaski County who do not receive health insurance benefits in the workplace, who are not eligible to be insured by Medicare or Medicaid, and who cannot afford private insurance.


The Pulaski Free Clinic is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization.

Providing you with the best doctors for the best care

Dr. Carl Hanks

Dr. Hanks joined the clinic in July 2015.  He attended the University of Virginia, for both his undergraduate and medical degrees.  He was in private practice for eight years and worked for 20 years as an emergency physician. 

Dr. Kate Brennan, DNP

Dr. Brennan is a family nurse practitioner and a professor for the Radford University School of Nursing. She brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to the clinic.

Claire Dalrymple, LCSW
Mental Health Counseling 

The clinic offers mental health / behavioral health counseling on Wednesdays with Claire Dalrymple. Claire is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  

The Pulaski Free Clinic's Board of Directors

President ~ James Kelly
Secretary ~ Rena McPeak
Treasurer ~ Carolyn Puckett

Rick Mansell, DDS

Lynda Torgersen
Gary Hancock

Guy Smith

Carla Hallstead
Sally McCarthy

Charles Bopp (ex-officio)

Executive Director

Linda Frank has served as Executive Director since January, 2016

A native of Richmond, Linda worked with United Way of Greater Richmond as Director of the Older Adults Partnership - a coalition of healthcare and service providers working to make services accessible to at-risk elderly. From there, she was recruited to serve as Executive Director of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, a nonprofit volunteer service and life-long learning organization.

Linda has worked directly with low-income clients with mental health challenges, teaching life skills such as navigating the healthcare system. In addition to her passion for human services, Linda brings experience and skill in program development, volunteer management, technology, and grant-writing to the clinic.

E-mail: Linda@PulaskiFreeClinic.org