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Our sincere apologies to those of you who have made a gift in 2021 and found the Clinic no longer on the State’s Qualifying Charitable Organization list. The issue has been resolved with the State and the Clinic will again appear on their approved list as of Friday, March 26th. We know this has been a huge inconvenience to you and your accountants working on your 2020 tax returns. Again, we apologize for the confusion.

Thank you for helping us serve people in need.


Give to the Clinic on Tuesday, April 6th and be part of a growing sector of caring people: people who support vital non-profit organizations on AZ Gives Day!

Your generous gift will help provide primary medical and dental care to people in need.

Thank you!

Beans & Rice Annual Gathering and Fundraiser

Saturday, September 26th 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST. It’s that time of year again! Family and friends are coming together for the Poore Medical Clinic’s “Beans & Rice” fundraising gathering. This will be a live one hour online event originating from the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff. It will be available as a free live stream viewable directly from our website. Gather the family in the comfort of your home to hear stories and music from old friends and maybe make a few new ones. All proceeds support the Clinic’s mission of providing free primary medical and dental care to the uninsured in Coconino County.

Beans & Rice YouTube screenshot

Male citizen of the year David Spence: a lifetime of service

Male citizen of the year David Spence: a lifetime of service

Plan Ahead for the 2020 tax credit!

Plan ahead for your tax credit donation for your 2020 Arizona State tax return. While you may be familiar with the school tax credit in Arizona, you may not know that in addition to a school tax credit donation, you may also make a tax credit contribution to a Qualifying Charitable Organization in the same year. The Poore Medical & Dental Clinics are a Qualifying Charitable Organization. You can start making tax credit contributions for your 2020 tax return now.

Q: How much can you donate?

A: A married couple filing jointly can receive a maximum tax credit of $800. If you are single, or an unmarried head of household, or married filing separately, you may receive a maximum tax credit amount of $400.

Q: How do you qualify?

A: To qualify for the tax credit, you simply need to claim the contribution on your 2020 Arizona tax return. This tax credit may be claimed in addition to other Arizona tax credits, such as those for public schools or school tuition organizations.

Q: How do you donate?

A: It’s simple. Just write a check made out to the Poore Medical Clinic and mail it in the envelope provided. We’ll send you a receipt. For more information visit or

Dentists Needed!

Does your Flagstaff dentist volunteer at our Sid Davis, DDS Memorial Dental Clinic?

We currently have a backlog of six months for our patients waiting to see a dentist for primary dental care.  There are 72 dentists in Flagstaff and eight of these wonderful professionals volunteer to see patients at our dental clinic.

Please ask your dentist whether she/he also volunteers to see patients at our dental clinic.  If the answer is yes, please say Thank You on behalf of our grateful patients.  If the answer is no, please ask them Why Not?    A dentist volunteering even one half of one day in a month will help us provide professional dental care to people in need.

Thank you!!!!

If you have questions about your eligibility for our services or to schedule an appointment, please do not send email, but call us at 928-213-5543.

In Memoriam ~ Henry W. Poore, M.D.

For memorial donation information, please visit the Arizona Community Foundation Page for Dr. Poore.

So long as a spark remains, a fire can start.

At 80 years old, when most people sit back to watch the world go by, Dr. Henry Wayne Poore and his wife Nina stood up and organized Flagstaff’s first wholly free Medical Clinic. The opening of the clinic in 2011 culminated a life of service and community—one that touched the lives of thousands of Arizonans and took him and Nina to Kenya, Honduras, Alaska, Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and the shattered aftermath of Katrina.

Some people derive joy from their work. Henry Wayne Poore did more than that—he wove joy into his work every day.  For thousands of patients and hundreds of friends, a visit with Dr. Poore included humor, music, or stories. He healed bodies and uplifted souls.

The spark is not extinguished. It is merely passed on—to you.  We hope you will continue Dr. Poore’s efforts to deliver the care that’s needed, woven with the joys life requires.

The Poore Medical Clinic is a non-profit, volunteer-run
FREE Medical and Dental Clinic
for the low-income, uninsured people of Coconino County.





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Call (928) 213-5543 to schedule an appointment

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