History and Mission

The Story of The Clinic

Since opening its doors in 2002, The Clinic has cared for over 130,000 patients who are uninsured or underserved in the Greater Phoenixville area.  The Clinic began as the dream of two women, Dr. Lorna B. Stuart and the Reverend Marie Z. Swayze, to create a medical center that would provide comprehensive healthcare to those who did not have medical insurance. With the support of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and many generous members and friends of the church who provided financial contributions and physical labor, the former rectory was refurbished into the medical clinic in operation today.

The Clinic is a free medical 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Over the years, The Clinic has been recognized by many community and professional organizations for the dedication and quality of care provided by our staff and volunteers.  We look ahead to the future and the ever-changing healthcare environment to be sure we continue to be a safety-net provider for medical care, treatment and diagnosis, serving the needs of our most vulnerable individuals and families in the area.